Pentagon update on day 5 of fighting in Ukraine

February 28, 2022

This is a war of choice … and all the casualties are on his hands — all the blood is on Mr. Putin’s hands.

Pentagon press secretary John Kirby during a press briefing on Russia’s latest movements in Ukraine.
  • Pres. Biden approved an additional $350 million in military aid to Ukraine over the weekend.
  • The Pentagon says American ammunition and other defense equipment will be sent to Ukraine.
  • The Pentagon provided no additional details concerning the nuclear posture of Russia, calling Pres. Putin’s announcement of putting his military’s deterrence forces on high alert “unnecessary” and “escalatory.”
  • The Pentagon says they do not see new threats to NATO nations.
  • Why It Matters: The Pentagon, while complimentary of Ukraine’s resistance of the Russian military, underscored that Russia still aims to take Kyiv.

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