Ukraine still enjoys broad US public support, ambassador says

20 January, 01:42 AM
U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Bridget Brink at the annual NV Ukraine and the World Ahead 2023 discussion (Photo:NV)

U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Bridget Brink at the annual NV Ukraine and the World Ahead 2023 discussion (Photo:NV)

Ukraine has substantial bipartisan political and public support across the United States, U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Bridget Brink said during NV’s annual Ukraine and the World Ahead 2023 event on Jan. 19.

According to her, Ukrainian flags hang outside houses across the United States – an unprecedented level of public U.S. support for a foreign country.

"That's because we share your love for freedom,” said Brink.

“And we share the understanding that freedom isn’t free, it has a price, and it's something we have to fight for."

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She added that the total amount of U.S. security assistance to Ukraine has reached $25 billion.

She recalled that U.S. aid began with Javelin and Stinger missiles, followed by HIMARS rocket artillery. Later, Washington decided to provide NASAMS and Patriot air defense systems, and Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicles, noting that this is a movement in the right direction.

On Jan. 17, the Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov, said the United States will train Ukrainian servicemen to operate Patriot systems over ten weeks

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