WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, joined Senators Joni Ernst (R-IA) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) in 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. The letter is a follow-up to questions raised during a bipartisan Congressional delegation visit to Germany and Poland that Senator Rosen joined where she saw first-hand American and NATO support for Ukraine.
Senator Rosen has been a leader in opposing Russia’s violent and unprovoked aggression in Ukraine. As chair of the Senate Commerce Subcommittee overseeing trade, Senator Rosen has called to suspend all American trade with Russia and sanction the Moscow Stock Exchange. Senator Rosen also co-sponsored bipartisan legislation to ban all Russian energy imports to the United States.
“The U.S. mission in Ukraine must go beyond ensuring the country merely has the means to defend itself against Russian aggression. The strategy must deliver Ukraine necessary weapons to defend itself, counter the Russian forces' advance, and give the Ukrainian people a chance to win this war,” the Senators wrote. “Success cannot be a Russian-occupied Ukraine - it must be a free, independent, and sovereign Ukraine. Authoritarianism cannot prevail in this conflict. Defending freedom in Ukraine is defending freedom everywhere. We anxiously await your response.”
In their letter, the Senators request:
- A list of all lethal and nonlethal aid provided to date and status of delivery or estimated delivery to Ukraine,
- A list of all equipment purchased or allocated for the Afghanistan Security Forces Fund that remains within U.S. stocks or control, and an assessment of the feasibility to provide such equipment to Ukraine.
- A complete list of all Army Pre-positioned Stock (APS) or Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) stocks in Europe by item and location.
- An analysis of available equipment within allied and partner nations that could be procured or transferred to Ukraine and subsequently backfilled with NATO equipment.
- A list of equipment, production capacity, and war reserve inventories the United States is capable of delivering to backfill to NATO members who have provided capabilities to Ukraine.
The full text of the letter can be found here.