The visit came as senior American officials continue to insist that Washington is not directly involved in Kyiv’s planning for its conflict with Russia.
The exercises kicked off this week and are set to continue for several days. Milley stated in a press conference “no one is sitting there telling the Ukrainians, go left or go right or do this or do that. That is not the job of the international community”, “all we’re doing is setting up the framework and the mechanics to allow the Ukrainians to self-learn, to learn against a situation, or various scenarios”.
While General Milley continues to weave a web of word mastery in order to deceive the global community, American officials have declined to comment while insisting the US is not directly involved in the war. Despite tens of billions of dollars in weapons donated to Ukrainian forces, multiple training programs hosted by the US military, and western intelligence support offered to Kyiv, American officials insist Washington is not participating in the conflict.
Pentagon official spokesman Pat Ryder claimed yesterday that “we are not at war with Russia, nor do we seek war with Russia”. This comes on the heels of another round of sanctions placed on the nation by the US office of foreign asset control. The US government continues to seize foreign assets of various Russians via sanctions and tries to use the cash to fund the Ukrainians and to keep the government afloat.