Apr 21, 2022
By Jane Brown
U.S. President Joe Biden is planning to send additional military aid to help Ukraine fight the war against Russian forces.
An Associated Press report quotes an unnamed American official as saying Biden will deliver an address Thursday morning at the White House, detailing a new package expected to include heavy artillery and ammunition Ukrainian forces need for their battle in the eastern Donbas region.
The announcement comes after the U.S. president met Wednesday with the Pentagon’s top civilian and uniformed experts.
“Weapons and ammunition are flowing in daily and we’re seeing just how vital our alliances and partnerships are around the world,” Biden explained.
Here in Canada, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau continues to say this country will also send heavy artillery to Ukraine, but he has not provided details yet, citing security reasons.
A similar commitment has been made by Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte.
Meantime, Russian attacks are pounding away at the last Ukrainian remnants in the besieged port city of Mariupol.
While at the same time, it is reported by The Associated Press, Russian Dictator Vladmir Putin ordered his forces not to storm the last remaining Ukrainian stronghold in Mariupol but to block it so “not even a fly comes though.”
A mixed group of fighters and civilians are said to be holed up in a giant steel plant, which is now a symbol of the last bit of unceded territory in the port city.