Trump opposes supplying cluster munitions to Ukraine … and criticizes Biden

Former US President Donald Trump announced his opposition to supplying Ukraine with cluster munitions.

And a statement distributed by the media office of the former president, who plans to run for the presidency of the United States next year, said: “We should not be pushed [الرئيس الأميركي] Joe Biden is getting closer to World War III by supplying cluster munitions to Ukraine.

“Rather, he should try to stop the war and stop the terrible death and destruction caused by an incompetent administration,” he added.

According to him, if the cluster munition dispatch was due to a shortage of conventional munitions in the United States, this “only underscores the need for an immediate de-escalation.”

“It certainly means that we should not be sending our last stockpile to Ukraine in a situation where, according to corrupt Joe Biden, our own arsenal has been reduced to the point of being dangerous,” Trump added.

NATO countries oppose

The US National Security Adviser, Jake Sullivan, had indicated earlier today that many NATO member states do not agree with the US decision to provide Ukraine with cluster munitions, but that this does not lead to a division in the ranks of the alliance.

He also stressed that providing Kiev with cluster munitions would be a temporary measure until the production of conventional munitions is increased and stocks replenished, adding: “A few months ago, we began to seriously increase ammunition production, and once its quantities reach the level required to meet Ukraine’s needs, there will be no need to supply cluster munitions.” “.

On Friday, the United States announced its decision to provide Ukraine with cluster bombs for the first time since the start of the Russian military operation.

The decision, which US President Joe Biden confirmed was “very difficult” to take, came at a time when Kiev forces were struggling to advance on the ground in a counterattack they launched a month ago to recapture Russian-controlled territories in eastern and southern Ukraine.

Bombs are prohibited

Washington confirmed that it had obtained guarantees from Kiev that these weapons, which were banned by several countries, would not be used against civilians.

It is noteworthy that the US decision drew criticism from several parties, especially non-governmental organizations.

Dozens of countries ban the use of these munitions under the 2008 Oslo Accords. But many other countries have not ratified them, including the United States, Ukraine, China and Russia.

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