Biden ‘to permit Pentagon contractors to deploy to Ukraine’ | EUROtoday

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The United States is shifting towards lifting a long-held ban on American army contractors deploying to Ukraine, 4 US officers have stated.

The transfer would mark a big shift within the Biden administration’s Ukraine coverage, as Washington appears to be like for tactics to hurry up the upkeep and repairs of weapons programs being utilized by the Ukrainian army to assist them fend-off Russia’s invasion.

The coverage continues to be being drafted by US officers and has not but obtained remaining sign-off from President Joe Biden, officers stated.

“We have not made any decisions and any discussion of this is premature,” stated one administration official.

“The president is absolutely firm that he will not be sending US troops to Ukraine.”

If it’s permitted, the change would seemingly come into play this 12 months, officers stated, permitting the Pentagon to supply contracts to American corporations for work inside Ukraine for the primary time since Russia invaded in 2022.

Over the final two years, the White House has fervently insisted that each one Americans, significantly US troops, keep far-off from the Ukrainian frontlines.

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