Wicker Statement on Latest Package of Military Assistance to Ukraine

Armed Services Leader: U.S. Must “Lead from the Front,” Provide Advanced Weapons

January 20, 2023

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Roger Wicker, R-Miss., who will soon be ranking member on the Senate Armed Services Committee, released the following statement in response to reports regarding the latest tranche of military aid to Ukraine:

“It is in our national interest to give Ukraine the tools it needs to defeat Vladimir Putin and end this war. President Biden is moving far too slowly. We need to lead from the front by providing more, better, and faster aid to Ukrainian troops. We can shift this war immediately in Ukraine’s favor by providing a range of advanced weapons, including tanks, drones, and tactical missiles.”

Read more about Wicker’s work on national defense issues here.