US Wants Russia To Remain Weakened, Says Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin

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Published on April 25, 2022 - Duration: 01:31s

US Wants Russia To Remain Weakened, Says Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin

US Wants Russia , To Remain Weakened, , Says Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin.

US Wants Russia , To Remain Weakened, , Says Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin.

U.S. Secretary of Defense Loyd Austin made the comments after both he and Secretary of State Anthony Blinken met in person in Ukraine with President Volodymyr Zelensky.

We want to see Russia weakened to the degree that it can’t do the kinds of things that it has done in invading Ukraine, Lloyd Austin, U.S. Secretary of Defense, via 'The Wall Street Journal'.

In addition, more U.S. aid was pledged to assist Ukrainian fighters in their battles against the Russian invasion.

U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken offered a succinct assessment of the war.

Russia is failing, Ukraine is succeeding, Anthony Blinken, U.S. Secretary of State, via 'The Wall Street Journal'.

Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky expressed gratitude for the support of the Biden administration for his nation's fight.

Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky expressed gratitude for the support of the Biden administration for his nation's fight.

I would like to thank President Biden personally and on behalf of the entire Ukrainian people for his leadership in supporting Ukraine, for his personal clear position, Volodymyr Zelensky, President of Ukraine, via 'The Wall Street Journal'.

The meeting over the weekend was not without risks for the high level U.S. officials and President Zelensky.

Austin offered an assessment of the chances of a victorious Ukraine and of President Zelensky's focus.

We believe that they can win if they have the right equipment, the right support, Lloyd Austin, U.S. Secretary of Defense, via 'The Wall Street Journal'.

While he’s grateful for all the things we’re doing, he’s also focused on what he thinks he’ll need next in order to be successful, Lloyd Austin, U.S. Secretary of Defense, via 'The Wall Street Journal'.

A senior U.S. State Department official told members of the press that the expectations are that Putin may choose to accelerate.

I suspect that May is going to be very much in his mind in wanting to show something, so we fully anticipate that he’s going to press the accelerator the best he can, Senior U.S. State Department Official, via 'The Wall Street Journal'.

We’re trying to be prepared for everything, Senior U.S. State Department Official, via 'The Wall Street Journal'


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