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The U.S. announced last week that it will provide Ukraine with another $300 million in weapons as Kyiv says it’s just about ready to wage its counteroffensive.

Oleksiy Reznikov, the Ukrainian defense minister, told reporters that the upcoming assault to regain land will hinge on the availability of weapons and the number of trained soldiers ready to fight.

“Yes everything is ready,” he said. He said the preparations are in the “home stretch.”

The Defense Department said in a statement that the additional security assistance was the Biden administration’s 37th drawdown of equipment from its inventories since August 2021, over a year before the Russian invasion. 

The package will include ammunition for 155mm HIMARS, 155mm artillery rounds, additional howitzers, artillery and mortar rounds, and anti-armor capabilities.

“The United States will continue to work with its Allies and partners to provide Ukraine with capabilities to meet its immediate battlefield needs and longer-term security assistance requirements,” the statement read.

The U.S. has offered more than $35.7 billion in military aid since the invasion.

Brig. Gen. Pat Ryder, a press secretary from the Pentagon, told reporters that he could not get into specifics about any potential counteroffensive other than to say “from the very beginning we’ve been working closely with Ukrainian leaders, with our allies and partners, to assess what Ukraine needs to defend their sovereignty and to take back their sovereign territory.”

While the U.S. continues to promote war, Ukraine burns. 

The Ukrainian military accused Russian forces of using phosphorus weapons in Bakhmut, which has turned into a meat grinder. The BBC noted that white phosphorus weapons are not banned in combat but the use of the munition in a residential area is considered a war crime because they cause fast-spreading fires that are very difficult to put out. 

Ukraine released drone footage that allegedly showed the phosphorus weapons being deployed. Russia has denied charges of using the munition in the past and has signed the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons, which the report said bans their use.

TRENDPOST: If you had the energy, and read deeper into the BBC article, you’d read that the chemical has been used “repeatedly over the past 15 years” including by U.S. forces against IS fighters in Iraq and Syria, Human Rights Watch said. 

But when the U.S. uses the munition it’s the Good Guys vs. the Bad Guys, so that’s not worth mentioning, if you believe the perverse Western media. 

TRENDPOST: The Trends Journal has reported extensively on the West’s support for Ukraine to keep the war going in hopes to weaken Russia and—in a dream world—remove Russian President Vladimir Putin from office. (See “NATO’S STOLTENBERG VOWS TO SUPPORT UKRAINE UNTIL VICTORY OVER RUSSIA” 25 Apr 2023, “SUPPORT IN U.S. FOR UKRAINE WAR DIPS AS MORE AMERICANS GO BROKE” 18 Apr 2023, and “FRANCE, U.K. VOW WEAPONS SUPPORT FOR UKRAINE SO KYIV ‘WINS’” 14 Mar 2023.)

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., who once said it was unwise to keep providing Ukraine with a “blank check” to keep fighting the war, changed his tune last week during a visit to Israel where he said, “I vote for aid for Ukraine. I support aid for Ukraine.”

Gerald Celente has repeatedly said that there are not two political parties in Washington, there is just one party: the War Party.

McCarthy addressed a Russian reporter and said, “I do not support what your country has done to Ukraine, I do not support your killing of the children either. You should pull out.”

Last October, when Republicans were trying to win back the House, he told reporters that Republicans will not keep writing a “blank check” for Kyiv.

“They just won’t do it. … It’s not a free blank check,” he said.

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