US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin believes Ukraine can win the war with Russia if it has the right military equipment and if Ukrainians believe they can win.
Austin and Foreign Minister Antony Blinken spoke with Ukrainian President Volodimir Zelensky in Kyiv about what it takes to win the war.
“Zelensky was grateful for everything we do for Ukraine, but he is mainly focused on what it takes,” Blinken said after the meeting. According to Austin, Ukraine now needs long-range weapons because the war has changed. “Ukraine said tanks are needed.”
“Ukraine as a sovereign country will last longer than Putin’s Russia,” said Blinken. “Russia does not achieve the war goals; Ukraine does. The Russians keep trying to destroy parts of Ukraine, but the Ukrainians defend themselves well.”