Former CIA director and retired US General David Petraeus called for increased US military support to Ukraine at a Kyiv Security Forum event on September 5. Although Petraeus praised past US efforts in support of Ukraine and stressed that both the White House and the American people had shown “unprecedented support” since World War II, he said action had been too slow in certain areas.
According to The New Voice of Ukraine, Petraeus noted that he would have liked quicker decisions regarding the delivery of Abrams tanks and F-16 fighter jets to Ukraine. “Some of these decisions may have served as a catalyst for Ukraine,” he said. The general urged that “everything possible should be done” to ensure Ukraine is well prepared for future military confrontations.
Roboty recapture important milestone
In this regard, it is recalled that Ukraine recently highlighted the recapture of Robotyne as a significant advance in its counteroffensive. However, the Russian Defense Ministry said it had repelled two Ukrainian attacks near the village.
The Kyiv Security Forum, where Petraeus made his remarks, was established by the Arseniy Yatsenyuk Open Ukraine Foundation and serves as a platform for discussions on national and global security issues.