“Ukraine will never be a victory for Russia”, claims Biden in Warsaw | War in Ukraine
President Biden delivered a speech in Warsaw, the Polish capital, after his visit to Ukraine the day before.
Returning from his surprise visit to Kyiv on Monday, US President Joe Biden touted NATO unity Tuesday in Warsaw and proclaimed unwavering US support for Ukraine, where he assured Russia could never achieve a victory military.
The US President's trip to Eastern Europe comes in response to Tuesday's speech by his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, who once again blamed Western countries for the war in Ukraine, accusing them of threatening the war in Ukraine. #x27;the very existence of Russia.
The West is not plotting to attack Russia, Joe Biden replied in a speech at the Royal Palace in Warsaw.< /p>
The President of the United States felt that Vladimir Putin had greatly underestimated the Ukrainian authorities and NATO's ability to hold together when he launched the invasion of Ukraine, February 24, 2022.
A year ago the whole world was expecting Kiev to fall, he said. I can testify to this: Kyiv is strong, Kyiv is proud, Kyiv is standing tall, and most importantly, Kyiv is free!
Joe Biden had previously spoken with his Polish counterpart Andrzej Duda, one of Ukraine's most fervent supporters, whom he thanked for his commitment. Your visit demonstrates America's responsibility for global and European security, the Polish President said.
I call on all European countries, all members of NATO, to show their solidarity with Ukraine, to provide military aid to Ukraine […] Do not be afraid to provide this aid , he added.
Poland, which shares a long border with Ukraine, serves as a rear base for arms transfers and has hosted more than 2.5 million Ukrainian refugees since the conflict began.
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Andrzej Duda's foreign policy adviser said the two presidents were also expected to discuss strengthening NATO's permanent presence in Poland as the country moves forward. x27;has embarked on a forced march of modernization of its army, but neither of the two heads of state has publicly mentioned the subject.
Joe Biden was triumphantly welcomed by Poles and Ukrainian refugees in Warsaw. Some have called on him to do even more to support Kiev in the face of the Russian invasion, including unfurling a banner calling for “F-16s for Ukraine” outside his hotel. Washington is currently refusing to deliver fighter jets.
Before returning to Washington on Wednesday, the President of the United States will meet with the leaders of the ” Nine from Bucharest”, the nine countries from the former communist bloc that joined NATO.
Most of these Eastern European countries – with the notable exception of Hungary – are staunch supporters of arms deliveries to Ukraine. they see it as a bulwark for their own security.
Washington on Monday announced new military aid of US$450 million including ammunition for Ukrainian artillery, missiles anti-tank and radar for anti-aircraft defence.
But beyond Ukraine, Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda will tell Joe Biden that he wants a more great involvement of the United States in Europe, on the eastern flank of NATO, one of its advisers told Lithuanian radio.
Lithuania and d' other countries have several requests that relate to air defense systems, enhanced [NATO] forward presence and greater investment in industry defense, she said.