Egypt will not send weapons to Russia or Ukraine

The USA has succeeded in convincing Cairo not to send missiles to Russia. However, America has not yet succeeded in convincing Egypt to support Ukraine with weapons in return.

This reported The Kyiv Indepdent citing the Wall Street Journal, which refers to U.S. and Egyptian officials. The government in Washington was able to convince Cairo earlier this year not to send weapons to Russia. In return, it asked to supply artillery shells, anti-tank missiles, air defense systems and small arms to Ukraine instead. Although Cairo did not categorically reject U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin’s request in March, Egyptian officials said privately that the country had no plans to comply with the request, the Wall Street Journal reported. Although Egypt seeks to remain neutral in the Russo-Ukrainian war, it maintains close ties with Moscow. At the same time, Egypt is a close military partner of the United States, which provides the country with $1.3 billion in military aid each year.

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