The speed of weapon transfers to Ukraine since the beginning of the war has been unprecedented, and with Lend-Lease this process will only accelerate. Chargé d'Affaires ad interim Kristina Kvien said this in an interview with Channel 24.
"With Lend-Lease, everything will be much quicker. After all, the speed we have already provided weapons to Ukraine at is unprecedented compared to the past, for example, the process of transferring 90 howitzers took about a week," she said.
Kvien also noted sending $40 billion in assistance to Ukraine. This, according to her, will give U.S. President Joe Biden not only more opportunities, but also resources.
Context. As has already reported, on April 28, U.S. President Joe Biden requested $33 billion in aid to Ukraine, including more than $20 billion in military aid. On the same day, the U.S. Congress almost unanimously approved Lend-Lease, and later the amount of assistance was increased to about $40 billion. It was supposed to be voted on under the simplified procedure last week, but one of the Republican Senators, who is called pro-Russian, did not support the law, actually blocking the prompt adoption process and forcing the U.S. Parliament to go through the usual lengthy procedure.