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Egypt refuses to transfer weapons to Ukraine at US request

Aug 12, 2023

Egypt has no plans to provide weapons to Ukraine in response to numerous requests from the United States.


This was reported by RBC-Ukraine concerning The Wall Street Journal.

According to the publication, Cairo had previously planned to supply missiles to Russia. But due to Washington's request, the authorities refused to make such deliveries.

The journalists write that after that, American officials, including US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, asked Egypt to supply weapons to Ukraine, wanting to help our country overcome the shortage of ammunition.

According to the WSJ, Austin personally asked for military assistance to Ukraine in March during a meeting with Egyptian President Abdul-Fattah Khalil al-Sisi in Cairo.

The request went nowhere, and since then, U.S. officials have repeatedly called on Egypt to provide weapons to our country.

According to an unnamed American official, these include artillery shells, anti-tank missiles, air defense systems, and small arms.

"In a conversation with U.S. officials, Egypt did not give a definitive answer to this request, but an Egyptian official privately stated that Egypt has no plans to send weapons," the newspaper writes.

At the same time, the US State Department spokesman emphasized that Egypt is a partner working to achieve stability and lasting peace in Ukraine.

Author - Serhii Kolomiets, 12/08/2023

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