“We will continue to supply weapons to Ukraine”
Biden WroteHe said the United States’ goal was to “see a democratic, independent, sovereign and prosperous Ukraine with the means to deter and protect against further aggression.” The President of the United States agrees with the statement of the Ukrainian leader that the conflict “will eventually end through diplomacy”, so the Americans “immediately sent a significant amount of weapons and ammunition to Ukraine so that it can fight on the battlefield and take the strongest possible position. negotiation table.”
“This is why I decided to provide the Ukrainians with better missile systems and ammunition that will allow them to more accurately hit key targets on the battlefield in Ukraine,” the American leader said.
According to Biden, the United States will continue to develop sanctions against Russia “the most severe sanction ever imposed on a major economy”.
We will continue to supply Ukraine with modern weapons, including Javelin anti-tank missiles, Stinger anti-aircraft missiles, powerful artillery and high-precision missile systems, radars, drones, Mi-17 helicopters and ammunition. We will also send billions of dollars more in financial aid,” he said.
He added that the United States will continue to strengthen NATO’s eastern flank.
“We are not looking for a war between NATO and Russia. While I disagree with Mr. Putin and find his actions outrageous, the United States will not try to expel him from Moscow. We will not be directly involved in this conflict, we will not send American troops to fight in Ukraine, we will not attack Russian troops until the United States or our allies are attacked,” he said.
A senior US administration official said in a special phone briefing to reporters on Tuesday that the US will soon transfer the 11th military aid package to Ukraine, including multiple launch rocket systems (MLRS), including HIMARS (High-Motion Artillery Rocket Systems). He said he would explain. ).
“These systems will be used by the Ukrainians against the advance of Russian forces on Ukrainian territory, but not against targets on Russian soil,” he said.
The volume of military aid is expected to be $700 million.
Attack on Russian territory
Biden also stated in his article that the United States “does not encourage or allow Ukraine to strike outside its borders” because it “does not want to prolong the war just to harm Russia”.
He also promised that Washington would not pressure Kiev to make territorial concessions to the Russian Federation. According to him, “it would be wrong and go against established principles.”
“I know that many people around the world are concerned about the use of nuclear weapons. At the moment we do not see any signs that Russia intends to use nuclear weapons in Ukraine. Let me be clear: any use of nuclear weapons in this conflict would be absolutely unacceptable for us and the rest of the world, with dire consequences.”
Earlier, knowledgeable Reuters, Biden said that the US will not supply Ukraine with missile systems that can hit Russia.
His statement was confirmed by the US Ambassador to the UN, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, who stated that the US did not supply Ukraine with weapons that would allow it to attack Russian soil.
“From the first day we made it clear that we are providing Ukraine with weapons for defense on its territory, for defense against Russian aggression. We do not provide weapons that would allow Ukrainians to attack Russia from Ukrainian territory. We will not be a party to this conflict,” he said.
In turn, the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky in an interview with the Newsmax TV channel sureKyiv will not attack the territory of the Russian Federation.
“I know people in the United States or someone in the White House have said that we can use them (long-range missiles – socialbites.ca) to attack Russia. Look, we will not attack Russia. “The Russian Federation is not our concern, we are not fighting on its own soil,” he said.
He added that at the moment “the most difficult situation is in the east of Ukraine and in the south of Donetsk and Luhansk” and that Ukraine “60-100 soldiers died a day and about 500 were wounded in the war”.