The United States and Norway increase their aid to Ukraine

The support lasts. Two new financial and military aids were released for Ukraine on Friday 1 July. The United States has decided to strengthen the armed capacities of kyiv, via aid of 820 million dollars, reports Le Parisien. The latter includes two anti-aircraft systems, four radars to counter artillery, as well as ammunition for Himars rocket launchers and M777 howitzers, known as Howitzer. Since January, Congress has allocated at least $54 billion in aid. At the risk of misappropriation of funds.

Getting bogged down. For its part, Oslo has pledged to pay one billion euros for 2022 and 2023. “I am here to say that Ukraine’s fight is not just for Ukraine. These are some fundamental principles of the world that we are going to offer to our children. It’s about security in Europe, it’s about the fate of your neighbour,” said Norwegian Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Stoere, speaking at a press conference in kyiv alongside Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. “This war is a violation of international law. … You have the right to defend yourself and we have the right to help you defend yourself,” he added.

This support aims to allow kyiv to hold on, while the front is bogged down, recalling certain phases of the 1914-1918 war. Ukraine seeks to make the Kremlin pay dearly for the smallest war prize at the risk of wearing down its own army. Consequently, the industrial stake of the production of weapons becomes capital.

(with Reuters)

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