Rejoicing in doubts in the US: Putin wants to inflict colossal damage on Ukrainian civilians in winter – CNN
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Journalists write that even the slightest hesitation in the US could give the head of the Kremlin resolve to face a tough winter.
For months, Russian President Vladimir Putin has waited and watched, hoping for a split in the consensus in Washington on military aid to Ukraine, as reported by CNN.
The article said that at the moment there are no signs that military aid is in danger. Even the slightest hint of a weakening of American resolve can console Putin as the head of the Kremlin prepares to unleash a harrowing winter on Ukrainian civilians and Europeans.
Journalists write that there is still a bipartisan consensus in Washington regarding assistance to Ukraine. But rumors that Biden's hard line on Russia may not always enjoy near-unanimous support come at a particularly challenging time. Thus, the West is now reportedly trying to discredit the latest round of Russian nuclear rhetoric – the warning that Kyiv could use a “dirty bomb”.
It is noted that the statements led to high-level negotiations between the US and Russian military leaders and are widely interpreted as either an additional scare tactic or possibly an attempt by Moscow to create a false flag operation that could be used as a pretext for its own use of weapons of mass destruction.
As a reminder, the government The United States received NASAMS systems intended for Ukraine. The publication writes that the United States promised to deliver two NASAMS within a few weeks and six more over a longer period of time.