Pentagon To Continue Ukraine-Related Activity Even If There’s A Government Shutdown

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky met with President Joe Biden at the White House on Thursday.

  • The possibility of a government shutdown currently looms in the U.S., but the Department of Defense will continue carrying out Ukraine-related activities even if there is a lapse in government appropriations, Defense Department spokesperson Chris Sherwood informed Politico.
  • “Operation Atlantic Resolve is an excepted activity under a government lapse in appropriations,” Sherwood said, according to the outlet.
  • Politico reported that this means America’s activities, such as training of Ukrainian troops and shipping armaments to the war-torn Eastern European nation, would continue in the event of a U.S. government shutdown.
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