Joe Biden’s so-called diplomacy with Russia to avert an invasion of Ukraine didn’t really work out. Not even a day after Kamala Harris flexed her diplomatic muscles, Russian troops rolled over the border. When Biden offered the Ukrainian president safe passage out of the country, he declined the offer with a now-famous reply . . .
“The fight is here; I need ammunition, not a ride.” – @ZelenskyyUa on the US evacuation offer.
Ukrainians are proud of their President💙💛
— Embassy of Ukraine to the UK (@UkrEmbLondon) February 26, 2022
Toward that end, an American ammunition manufacturer has stepped up and announced a donation of a million rounds of 5.56 ammunition to Ukraine. The ammo will allow soldiers and citizens of the beleaguered nation to fight if they so choose.
On Monday, AMMO, Inc., a US-based ammunition and components manufacturer, announced it had acknowledged Zelensky’s call and has pledged to donate one million rounds of ammunition to the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
Fred Wagenhals, CEO of Ammo Inc., said his company “firmly supports Ukraine’s sovereignty and independence, as we stand for freedom and democracy everywhere.”
“While we fervently hope for a quick and peaceful resolution to the crisis and that diplomacy will win the day, we condemn the Russian aggression and its threat to Ukraine’s territorial integrity and freedom. We recognize that events are unfolding rapidly on the ground in Ukraine, and we are prepared to move quickly as possible to support Ukraine as it continues to defend itself and its freedom,” Wagenhals said.
Assuming someone can somehow get the ammunition into Ukrainian hands, Mr. Wagenhals’ laudable donation of gun food will likely help them defend their sovereign territory. At the same time, the international publicity it has generated is priceless.