The war in Ukraine could be sustained because the United States and its allies are “rich,” Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley noted on Tuesday at a press conference in Germany.
Asked if Ukraine’s military partners have the industrial capacity to enable Kyiv to make major gains in another fighting season, Milley’s short answer was yes, explaining that the US and its allied countries are capable of sustaining this fight as long as it takes since they’re rich, powerful, with significant resources and military resources.
Milley’s remarks, which he ended by saying, “Slava Ukraini,” come as the American public is becoming more wary of sending Ukraine more aid and at a time when – despite recent polls showing a majority of Americans oppose more aid for Ukraine- the Congress is debating over approvement of another $24 billion in Ukraine aid.
Since Russia invaded Ukraine in February 2022, the US has provided Kyiv with more than $113 billion in military aid.
Meanwhile, Ukraine president Volodimir Zelenskyy arrived on Thursday in Washington, DC – his second trip in less than a year – to meet with President Biden and US lawmakers.