General Mark Millie, President of the United States Coalition on Tuesday, 5, The conflict created by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on February 24 will last for “years”.
The statement came as the two were talking to US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin on the House Armed Services Committee. The military budget for the 2023 fiscal year beginning in October has been requested from Congress.
In response When asked by Democrat Bill Keating about the timing of the war in Ukraine, Millie said it would be a “very protracted conflict.”
“I think it can be measured in at least a decade, I do not know if it’s a decade, but for many years, of course,” he predicted, “which means NATO, the United States and allies and partners.” Support for Ukraine will take a long time.
The speeches of the US officials followed the statement of the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zhelensky, in which he raised. Doubt whether the meeting is possible After accusing Russia of genocide, they talked about peace with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
In a video address to the United Nations Security Council, Zhelensky described what he saw during his tenure Visit to Pucha CityMore than 400 bodies were found on the streets after troops withdrew from Moscow, north of Kiev.
“I returned from our city of Pucha yesterday, recently liberated from Russian troops, not far from Kiev. There is nothing they did not commit. The Russian army deliberately sought out anyone serving our country,” he said. “They shot women outside their homes.” They killed entire families, children and adults, and tried to burn their bodies. “
According to the president, “there will be a consistent policy of destroying racial and religious diversity, so they are deliberately inciting wars and killing as many civilians as possible.” “Some of them were shot in the streets, others were thrown into pits to die. There is suffering. They were killed in apartment buildings and their homes were bombed.
On Monday, White House National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan said Russia was reviewing its intentions in the Ukraine war and planned to focus on one area east and south rather than trying to occupy the entire country. The new phase of the conflict will be “long”.
On the other hand, both Millie and Austin on Tuesday noted that sending US troops to Ukraine could prevent Russian President Vladimir Putin from invading a neighboring country, but that opportunity was ruled out due to the risk of a direct confrontation. Russians.
“Since (Putin) has been his long-term goal for many years, I do not know if he can be prevented.
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