In London, the first leg of his European trip, US Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman General Mark Milley warned that it would be a “very dangerous operation” to lift the siege of Odessa by military means.
“Seaways are already being blocked by mines and the Russian navy,” Milley told reporters accompanying him on his tour of Finland and Sweden, which want to join NATO, AFP reported. The opening of these sea routes will require a huge military effort by a country or group of countries.”
Milley, the top US general advising President Joe Biden on the military front, said a decision from the White House would be based on “costs, risks, benefits and expectations of success”. “I must say it will be a very dangerous and arduous military operation,” he said.
Milley; He plans to attend a meeting of the chiefs of staff of the five Western countries that make up the ‘Five Eyes’ alliance for intelligence services, which includes the US, UK, Australia, Canada and New Zealand. The U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff said:
“I will ensure that our support to Ukraine with our allies and partners is coordinated and synchronized. The goal is to continue to reassure our allies and partners that the United States stands by them, that we are a good friend, a good ally, and a good partner.”