U.S. military leadership in Europe is working with over 40 allied countries to provide military assistance to enable Ukraine to defend itself. I had very helpful briefings from our military this weekend and appreciated the chance to thank US troops stationed there.
After my briefings today, it is clear that, although the Ukrainians are fighting bravely in the east, they are outgunned by the Russians. These MLRS systems can help balance the field in Ukraine’s favor. https://t.co/VQUzGYQKTP<
I urge the administration to immediately provide Ukraine with the multiple launch rocket systems (MLRS) that Ukraine has requested. This has been one of President Zelenskyy’s top requests from the West for some time and we must provide it urgently.
I also met with U.S. troops stationed at USAG Stuttgart, including many from #Ohio, and thanked them for their commitment to the U.S. and its support for freedom loving countries. https://t.co/N5hNFzDjOK
Today, I traveled to Stuttgart, Germany where I met with leadership of the United States European Command. I received several security briefings regarding the war in Ukraine and the security and refugee situation in eastern Europe.