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New Delhi: Russia's invasion of Ukraine is highly likely to open a wider warfront offering no end in sight to the chaos.
Reports seeping in today are any indication, NATO members and other European Union countries are pouring in weapons to Ukraine's embattled forces.
This could further worsen the situation with Russia becoming more aggressive. Certainly, Russia on Monday intensified attack.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, continuing from some undisclosed location, sought arms and ammunition from the US and other countries. Putting up a stiff upper lip, the President earlier refused a suggestion by US to him to leave the country, saying that, "The fight is here; I need ammunition, not a ride."
Members to NATO quickly responded to his call for arms and ammunition by rushing in with supply. President Joe Biden released an additional $350 million of military assistance including anti-armor, small arms, various munitions, and body armor. The total US assistance for Ukraine has taken to $1 billion over the past year.
It's the third time Biden has expedited emergency security assistance for Ukraine's defense in recent months using his presidential authority, Pentagon Press Secretary John F. Kirby had said.
Aside from millions of worth medical assistance,
NATO allies rushed in thousands of anti-tank weapons, hundreds of air-defence missiles and thousands of small arms and ammunition stocks.
Nations to step in bolster Ukraine with military equipment include Belgium, Canada, the Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, the United Kingdom. Ukraine has got from NATO critical weapons including Javelin missiles and anti-aircraft missiles as well as millions of euros of financial assistance.
Albania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Denmark, Hungary, Iceland, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, the United Kingdom and the United States are offering
Either offering humanitarian aid or opening their borders to Ukrainian refugees, nations that stand firmly behind Ukraine includ Albania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Denmark, Hungary, Iceland, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, the United Kingdom and the United States.
Nations across that part of the world are offering helps. Nations like Croatia, Poland and Romania are taking in Ukrainian refugees.
Italy is also providing immediate financial assistance to the Ukrainian government, and Turkey has deepened its defence ties with Ukraine and delivered humanitarian aid, IANS reported.
Another leader to pool support Australian PM Scott Morrison who on Sunday intended to up its military aid to Ukraine.
Close on the heels, Germany described the Ukrainian crisis an epochal moment, as well as reversing its historic policy of not sending weapons to conflict zones. The nation that suffered most from WWII will send 1,000 anti-tank weapons and 500 Stinger anti-aircraft defense systems to Ukraine.
Apart from fuel support, French President Emmanuel Macron would send additional defense equipment to the Ukrainian authorities.
With many European nations coalescing support to defend Russian aggression, Russia has doubled down its offence in Ukraine.