United States President Joe Biden has assured that “Ukraine will never be a victory for Russia”, amid an emotional and expected speech in the gardens of the old royal palace in Warsaw, where he has hailed from before the war against Moscow Population and resilience of Ukrainian troops. The US president has underscored the West’s “unceasing” support for Kiev nearly a year after the first anniversary of the conflict.
Biden has responded directly to his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, where almost a year ago in March 2022, the US President accused him of being primarily responsible for the outbreak of war in Ukraine, also in a landmark speech Warsaw in the middle. The North American leader has insisted that the Atlantic Alliance is “more united than ever”, and made clear that if the war continues it is because Russia has not decided to end it.
Putin directly accused the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) of wanting to destroy his country. He did so in his State of the Federation speech on Tuesday morning, in which he also assured that “the territories today called Ukraine” belonged to Russia and in which he announced the suspension of the New START treaty, control, reduction on final The agreement and a ban on the proliferation of nuclear weapons between the two powers, which together accumulate 90% of the planet’s nuclear arsenal.
“The West has no intention of attacking Russia. Millions of Russian citizens who want to live in peace are not the enemy. This war is not a necessity, it is a tragedy”, said the US leader, who warned that ” If Russia stops fighting, the war will end. If Ukraine stops fighting, Ukraine will end.”
“Kiev stands firm”
“Putin was wrong, we are all united. Democracy is very strong”, Biden recalled telling intelligence sources as well as Kremlin officials just weeks before Kiev fell to Russian occupation troops a year earlier. Had given. However, 12 months later the capital stands and, according to Biden, Ukrainian forces have retaken “50% of the territory controlled by Russia a year ago”.
The President said, “A year ago, the world feared the fall of Kiev, but let me tell you that I have gone and seen that Kiev stands strong, stands tall, stands proud, and most importantly stands free.” , who had made a surprise visit to Kiev the day before, the first since the start of the war.
Biden also seeks to refute Putin’s statements that NATO is not only divided, but that it seeks the destruction of the Russian state. “Putin no longer doubts the strength of our alliance,” said Biden, who insisted that the Atlantic alliance would not split, that they would not reduce their support for Kiev or stop supporting Ukraine. @mundiario