Harris will reprise her role championing the U.S.-led West’s defense of Ukraine against Russian aggression.
Vice President Kamala Harris will once again head the U.S. delegation to the Munich Security Conference, two people familiar with her plans said, a sign of the continued importance the U.S. is putting on transatlantic cooperation on Ukraine nearly one year into the war.
Harris’ appearance at Europe’s premier defense conference is meant to underscore that America won’t abandon Kyiv even as the war is expected to grind on for at least another year. She’ll arrive in the southern German city after a few tense weeks of negotiations between Washington and Berlin over supplying more advanced weapons to Ukraine.
Following discussions with German officials, who had said they’d send their Leopard tanks to Ukraine if the U.S. sent its Abrams tanks, President Joe Biden authorized the transfer of 31 Abramson Wednesday. In response, Germany quickly greenlighted its own Leopard tanks and those held by other nations.
It’ll be Harris’ second go in front of the conference, taking place Feb. 17-19.
Just ahead of the one-year anniversary of the invasion, Harris will get a chance to update transatlantic-minded officials and experts on the progress the U.S.-led Western resistance has made and potentially preview further steps. Ukraine, for instance, has made no secret about its desire to field fighter jets, including F-16s, from the United States.
Last year, the vice president gave a well-received speech just five days before Vladimir Putin sent his forces across the border into Ukraine. Harris, echoing her boss’ sentiments, vowed that the United States would stand up for Kyiv and the broader transatlantic alliance under such dire circumstances.
“If Russia further invades Ukraine, the United States, together with our Allies and partners, will impose significant and unprecedented economic costs,” she said.
A White House official said there’s no travel to announce for the vice president.
The news of Harris’ involvement in the event comes as rumors grow that Biden might make a visit to Europe in commemoration of the one-year mark of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The White House has yet to confirm any discussions of such a trip, let alone say that a flight over the Atlantic is officially on the schedule.
“Harris’ appearance at Europe’s premier defense conference is meant to underscore that America won’t abandon Kyiv even as the war is expected to grind on for at least another year.”
This war didn’t have to last so long. A thousand times, I’ve wished that we had another president. A stronger one.
“If Russia further invades Ukraine, the United States, together with our Allies and partners, will impose significant and unprecedented economic costs,”
That obviously didn’t come to pass. Many predictions were made about how mafia land would go broke. But, we’re at the one-year mark soon and their war efforts are continuing
“President Joe Biden authorized the transfer of 31 Abramson Wednesday. In response, Germany quickly greenlighted its own Leopard tanks and those held by other nations.”
Like little children. I will if you will. You do it first. No, you do it first. Okay, if I do, then you do. Okay, go ahead.
It’s all so very sad.
Denys Davidov thinks this horror will go for another year. And he’s more optimistic than I about the weapons supply.
Btw he’s a Crimean and he wants to spend the rest of his life in his homeland, as soon as the cockroach vermin have gone.
I hope his wish is granted very soon!
Btw, unfortunately he thinks that Bakhmut may soon be abandoned to the putinazi scum; albeit at great cost. But the lives of subhumans don’t count anyway.
Well, the Bakhmut front lines haven’t changed during the past few days., according to Liveuamap. But, I think that we knew all along that this day would come. And, I think that the AFU general staff planned on this to happen. This is Sievierodonetsk all over again, but with a lot more cockroach casualties.
Deep state map is a bit more detailed. Main supply road has already been made unusable, secondary by Chasiv Yar is being encroached upon. AFU may have to destroy anything the rashist could find usable east of the river and draw back at least to the other side. If encircled or secondary supply line cut it may have to be vacated. I still hope, pray and believe that Bakhmut will not fall into enemy hands. But allies could have and should have done way more to ensure that it does not.
Militarily speaking, without up-to-date info from the AFU itself, it’s not possible to tell which source is the more detailed one. Deep State map does not show railroads, power lines or certain geographic names. It does, however, offer a full-screen view.
Send ATACM’s now!
We need to take heed of the toughness (or otherwise) of this VP towards putler. There must be at least a 50-50 chance of old Joe standing down and endorsing her as his replacement.
At the moment, the GOP seem hell bent on putting up putinoid dreck as their selection.
Those are mostly the Libertarian wing of the GOP and even then it is just about 5% pro-ruzzia….about the same as the Democrats but still 5% too much.
I was referring to the two front runners; trump and DiSantis. These two fucks by definition are not remotely libertarians, since indifference to genocide (DiSantis) and support for genocide (trump) are not compatible with libertarianism.
Have any libertarians announced they will run? If so who?
Have any decent Republicans like Graham or Rubio said they will run?
God help us…