Watch: Ukraine war testimony given to US Congress

Mary-Kate Findon
Thursday 26 January 2023 15:32 GMT

US officials gave testimony to Congress on the ongoing war between Ukraine and Russia as the conflict enters its twelfth month.

Victoria Nuland, the under-secretary of state for political affairs addressed the committee, along with assistant administrator for Europe and Eurasia, Erin McKee.

The assistant secretary of defence for international security affairs with the DOD, Celeste Wallander, also spoke.

The full hearing of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee comes after Joe Biden confirmed more tanks will be sent for Ukrainian troops.

Thirty-one new M1 Abrams tanks will be sent to help Ukraine bolster its defences against Russia.

Eight M88 recovery vehicles will also be sent to help tow tanks that have been damaged or stalled in battle.

Mr Biden said the tank pledge shows “commitment to Ukraine and our confidence in the skill of the Ukrainian forces.”

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