The US will continue to support Ukraine’s defense and aspirations for a just peace – Biden

Vitaly Sayenko22:27, 21.12.22

The US President confirmed the provision of the Patriot anti-aircraft missile system to Ukraine.

US President Joseph Biden / UNIAN photo, Volodymyr Gontar
US President Joseph Biden / UNIAN photo, Volodymyr Gontar

The United States of America will continue to support Ukraine’s defense and aspirations for a just peace.

US President Joseph Biden said this at the beginning of the meeting with Zelensky , which was broadcast on the American TV channel CBS News.

“You know, it’s an honor to stand with you in a united defense against the brutal war that Putin is waging,” Biden said.

The US president noted that it is hard to believe that this war has been going on for 300 days, because Russian President Vladimir Putin “committed a brutal attack on Ukraine’s right to exist as a state” and also attacked the innocent Ukrainian people for no reason other than just to intimidate Ukrainians.

Biden said Putin had stepped up his attack on Ukraine’s civilian population, striking Ukrainian schools, orphanages and hospitals.

As the US president said, Putin is “trying to use winter as a weapon.”

“But the Ukrainian people continue to inspire the world. I say this sincerely. Not only do they inspire us, but they inspire the world with their bravery,” Biden said.

He also added that the Ukrainian people demonstrated resilience and determination in defending their future.

As Biden noted, the American people proudly stand on the side of Ukrainians, and representatives of the Democratic and Republican parties, together with allies in Europe, Japan and other parts of the world, are making efforts to ensure that Ukrainians receive the necessary financial, humanitarian and security assistance. He said that he will talk about this support with Zelensky today.

“We are going to continue to strengthen Ukraine’s ability to defend itself, especially air defense. And it is for this reason that we are going to provide Ukraine with the Patriot anti-aircraft missile system and prepare your military so that they can use it properly,” Biden emphasized, adding that the United States, together with allies will continue to put pressure on the Kremlin.

The US President assured that the United States will support Ukraine’s desire to achieve a just peace.

Zelensky’s visit to the USA: details

Various US structures were involved in the organization and provision of security measures for Zelenskyi during his visit to Washington  . Zelensky arrived in Poland by train to Przemyśl, near the Polish-Ukrainian border. The Ukrainian president flew to Washington from Rzeszów airport.

Zelenskyi arrived at the White House at approximately 21:04 Kyiv time. The motorcade of the President of Ukraine was met by US President Joe Biden and US First Lady Jill Biden.

(C)UNIAN 2022

4 comments

  1. From the choice of words, sounds like Biden was listening. I hope it embeds in his heart and mind and moves him to way more action.

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