During Senate Armed Services Committee Hearing, Rosen Asks Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff About Providing More Lethal Aid to Ukraine

Senator Rosen Recently Participated In A Bipartisan CODEL To Eastern Europe To Assess U.S. And NATO Troops, Security Assistance 

Watch Video of Senator Rosen’s Remarks HERE

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, during a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) asked the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mark Milley about how the United States can best support Ukraine in their efforts to defend against Russian aggression. 

Senator Rosen has been a leader in advocating for working with our NATO allies to get Ukraine more lethal and humanitarian assistance. She was recently appointed as one of three new members to join the bipartisan Senate NATO Observer Group at a time when the Alliance is playing a critical role in coordinating the response to Russia’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine. Senator Rosen also recently signed onto a bipartisan letter requesting answers from National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan on the speed, specifics, and supply of lethal and nonlethal military aid to Ukraine in the wake of questions raised during the CODEL to Germany and Poland. 


ROSEN: We know that [the Russians] are repositioning, the Ukrainian military and the ground forces there have to reposition as well. Looking ahead, do you think the Ukrainians have the right equipment and logistics in place to defend against this repositioning that Russia seems to be doing? 

MILLEY: They are asking for, and they could probably use, additional armor and artillery. We are looking around through allies and partners to get those types of weapon systems that require no training. Of course, we have armor and artillery but it’s not the kind they’ve used before and would require months of training to get them into a U.S. system. So we are looking around along with other countries in NATO to help them out in terms of building them up for armor and artillery. The fight down in the southeast, the terrain is different than it is in the north. It is much more open and lends itself to armor mechanizing offensive operations on both sides and those are the systems that they’re looking for and that’s what people are trying to help them out with.