The US will deliver 31 Abrams tanks to Ukraine, President Joe Biden says is not an offensive threat to Russia. Photos/Illustrations
WASHINGTON – President Joe Biden say that support United States of America (US) for Ukraine not an offensive threat to Russia . He said this when announcing the delivery of 31 Abrams tanks to Ukraine.
Biden said that this US support is about helping Ukraine maintain its sovereignty.
“That’s the problem. Helping Ukraine defend and protect Ukrainian soil. That is not an offensive threat to Russia. There is no offensive threat,” Biden said at the White House as quoted by CNN, Thursday (26/1/2023).
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The US president added that he thinks Russian troops should return to where they are in Russia.
“This war will end today. That’s what we all want, this war ends,” said Biden, who was accompanied by Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin.
On that occasion, Biden said he had called NATO allies to coordinate their support for Ukraine.
“The United States has worked closely with our allies and partners around the world to ensure the people of Ukraine are in the strongest possible position to defend their country, their families and against Russia’s brutal and truly brutal aggression,” he said.
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“Europe and the US are completely united,” he added.
Biden also said in his phone call with NATO leaders they spoke of continuing their close coordination and full support of Ukraine.
“The hope from the Russian side is that we will disperse. We will not remain united. But we are completely, completely, completely united,” he said.
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