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"Ukraine can stop Putin if we give it what it needs": Biden urged Congress to approve aid and criticized Trump

Maryna LisnychukWorld
Biden urges US Congress to approve aid to Ukraine

U.S. President Joe Biden said that Ukraine could stop the aggressor Russia if Washington stood with Kyiv and provided it with the necessary weapons. He called the current situation an unprecedented moment and unusual times as democracy is being attacked around the world.

The American leader spoke about this during an address to the US Congress, The Guardian reports. He also condemned the recent criticism of NATO by Donald Trump, who wants to return to power.

Support for Ukraine

Biden began his speech with a strong defense of US allies abroad, calling on the country's federal legislature to approve increased funding for Ukraine in its war against Russia. Earlier, Republicans noted that the House of Representatives could submit an alternative bill to help Kyiv after March 22.

"Putin has invaded Ukraine and he will not stop there. But Ukraine can stop Putin if we stand with it and give it the weapons it needs. And that's all Ukraine is asking for. It is not asking for our soldiers. Not a single soldier is in Ukraine, and I will make sure that it stays that way. But now the assistance to Ukraine is being blocked by those who want to move away from world leadership," the President emphasized.

''Ukraine can stop Putin if we give it what it needs'': Biden urged Congress to approve aid and criticized Trump

According to him, the United States cannot withdraw from aid and "put Ukraine at risk," as well as Europe and the world with it, "by allowing dictators to do evil."

Trump

Biden compared the current moment to 1941 when the United States was on the verge of entering World War II, and repeatedly reminded Americans that "history is watching" how the nation will respond to crises unfolding around the world.

"Never since President Lincoln and the Civil War have our freedom and democracy been under attack at home like they are today. What makes this moment rare is that freedom and democracy are under attack both at home and abroad at the same time," he explained.

The American leader referred to recent comments by Republican Donald Trump that he would allow Russia to "do whatever it wants" with NATO countries that do not make sufficient financial contributions to the Alliance.

''Ukraine can stop Putin if we give it what it needs'': Biden urged Congress to approve aid and criticized Trump

"In fact, the former president said this while bowing to the Russian leader. I think this is outrageous, dangerous and unacceptable. My message to Putin, whom I have known for a long time, is simple: we will not go away, we will not bow, I will not bow," Biden said.

The media noted that his address on the US position came on the same day that Sweden officially joined NATO. The prime minister of this country was a guest at the White House to witness Biden's speech, who, for his part, welcomed Sweden to "the strongest military alliance the world has ever seen."

As reported, the White House continues to work with Congress to ensure that the national security bill, which includes additional funding for Ukraine, is passed. However, the US presidential administration is forced to look for other options to help the Armed Forces, which have been fighting a full-scale Russian invasion for more than two years.

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