US Doing ‘Everything’ to Rush Weapons to Ukraine, Says White House

Tue May 14 2024
icon-facebook icon-twitter icon-whatsapp

WASHINGTON, United States: The United States is doing “everything” possible to rush arms to Ukraine so that it could respond to a surprise Russian ground offensive in the northeastern Kharkiv region, said the White House on Monday.

“We’re doing everything humanly possible, both ourselves and our allies,” Jake Sullivan, the US National Security Advisor, told media, adding that a new arms package would be unveiled “just in the coming days.”

Sullivan at a briefing said Israel can and must do more to ensure the protection and wellbeing of innocent civilians. “We do not believe what is happening in Gaza is a genocide,” he said further.

He said Biden wanted to see the defeat of Hamas but realized that Palestinian civilians were in hell.

Sullivan said he was coming to the White House podium to explain the Biden administration’s stance on the conflict in Gaza, amid criticism from both sides of the US political spectrum.

Biden has been under fire from Republicans for halting some arms shipments to press his demands that Israel holds a Rafah offensive, while there have been countrywide protests at the universities against his support for Israel.

Sullivan added the US president strongly believed that any operation in Rafah has to be connected to a strategic endgame.

He said this would avoid Israel getting stuck in a campaign that never ends, and ultimately saps Israel’s vitality and strength.

According to the health ministry in Gaza, since October 7 last year, Israel has launched a relentless bombardment campaign in a besieged enclave killing at least 35,091 Palestinian people, mostly women and children.

icon-facebook icon-twitter icon-whatsapp