While outlining further military assistance, President Joe Biden said the United States would continue to support Ukraine in its fight against Russia “for as long as necessary.”
Standing on the podium next to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky during a White House press conference, he paid tribute to Ukrainians’ “steel backbone, love of country and unwavering determination to choose their own path.” represented.
And he said: “Americans are ready for us to stand up for our bullies and stand up for freedom. That’s who we are.”
Biden said Ukraine “has defied Russia’s expectations every step of the way,” adding, “The American people are with you every step of the way, and we will be with you…as long as it lasts.” rice field.
“Together we will keep the flame of freedom burning bright,” he added.
Zelensky thanked the United States and the American people for their support, particularly the Patriot surface-to-air missile defense system, saying, “Every dollar of this investment in the United States will go towards enhancing global security.” Stated.
He added that his country’s defense capabilities would be strengthened in the coming months but would not provide further details, saying Russia must be held accountable for its actions.
Zelensky was asked by a reporter what his message was to the American public. He replied: “My message: I wish you peace.
“Stay with us, because we are really fighting for a common victory over this tyranny…and we will win. And I really want to win together.” I’m sorry, I don’t want to… sure.”
Earlier, during a fireside welcome at the White House, Zelensky presented Biden with a medal originally awarded to Ukrainian military captains for their courage. The captain said he wanted the U.S. president, who supports Ukraine, to get it.
“God, I love you… you don’t deserve it, but I’m very grateful,” said Biden after receiving the medal.
Shortly after arriving in the United States, Mr Zelensky posted on his Telegram account about his determination to win the war with Russia:
British Ambassador to Ukraine Lee Turner told Sky News that Zelensky’s main goal is to combat fatigue from countries supporting what could be a “long and arduous war”. .
“In the beginning, everyone supported Ukraine, and all Western governments and people in Britain and the United States strongly supported Ukraine, from providing weapons and taking refugees into their homes.
“Ten months later, winter is approaching and there are many other crises…and even some US lawmakers, mostly Republicans, are voting against further aid to Ukraine.”
President Biden said he was “absolutely not worried” about putting together an international coalition to help Ukraine, saying he had never seen the NATO alliance or the European Union more united.
“I see no signs of change. We all know what is at stake here,” he said.
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