US Defense Chief Explains Goal To ‘Weaken Russia’
By sweN TR
US Defense Chief Explains Goal to ‘Weaken Russia’
Lloyd Austin has expanded on Washington’s stated goal to ‘weaken Russia’ during its military action in Ukraine.
According to Austin, Moscow’s capabilities are less than they were prior to the start of the conflict due to casualties and equipment destroyed. The economic sanctions are then supposed to prevent Russia from reinforcing.
The official also added that he still expects Ukraine to at some point apply for NATO membership, an issue the Kremlin cited as a key reason for its ongoing military involvement.