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Ukraine Won’t Ask U.S. To Put Troops on Ground


Kyiv has said it would never expect the U.S. to commit its troops to fight in Ukraine, as Washington announced a new package of military support.

Standing next to U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken at a press conference in Kyiv, Ukrainian foreign minister Dmytro Kuleba said that U.S. military aid was not “charity” but “an investment into Europe and the Euro-Atlantic space and the whole world.” With its allies, he said Ukraine would hold back the advances of Russia and that “we are not putting any American soldier’s life under threat.”

While Kyiv drew on the weapons supplied by its allies, Kuleba said that Ukraine has “never asked to send U.S. troops to Ukraine and we are not going to ask this.”

The U.S. has announced it would send shells made of depleted uranium to Ukraine as part of more than $1 billion in military and humanitarian aid, whose delivery has been condemned by Russia.

Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba (R) and U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken attend a joint press conference at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Kyiv on September 6, 2023. Kuleba said that Ukraine would not ask the U.S. to put troops on the ground to fight Russia.
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This is a breaking story and will be updated with further information.


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