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Biden: The United States will firmly support Ukraine in its fight for freedom against the "brutal tyrant"

26 May, 2024
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Biden: The United States will firmly support Ukraine in its fight for freedom against the "brutal tyrant"

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President Joe Biden stated that America will firmly support Ukrainians in their fight for freedom against Vladimir Putin's Russia, whom he called a "brutal tyrant", reports VoA.

Speaking on Saturday, May 25, before the graduates of the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, Biden emphasized the critical role of the U.S. military in supporting Ukraine and other global partners.

He reiterated that American soldiers will not fight in Ukraine, but U.S. military support will remain steadfast.

"There are no American soldiers fighting in Ukraine. And I am determined to keep it that way. But we stand firmly with Ukraine and will continue to do so as they confront a man I have known for many years, a brutal tyrant. We cannot and will not abandon Ukraine," Biden said, addressing over a thousand West Point graduates, who greeted his words with applause.

 

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"Right now, American soldiers are supporting brave Ukrainians in their fight for freedom. Our soldiers work around the clock to ensure the movement of ammunition and equipment by land, sea, and air," Biden said.

He added that military support includes not only providing weapons but also training Ukrainian counterparts in using advanced weapon systems such as HIMARS, Patriot, and Abrams tanks.

 

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Additionally, they share lessons on tactical combat casualty care with Ukrainian medics and surgeons, Biden noted.

In his speech, Biden reminded that he had warned Russian President Vladimir Putin, who believed NATO would collapse "right after I took the oath."

"I told him in Switzerland: 'You want the "Finlandization" of Ukraine. You will get the "NATOization" of Europe,'" Biden recalled, noting that after Russia's invasion of Ukraine, the NATO alliance became "stronger than ever," with countries like Sweden and Finland joining.

According to Reuters, Biden is expected to speak at Arlington National Cemetery on Monday, when Memorial Day is observed in the United States.

In early June, he will arrive in France to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the Allied landings in Normandy.

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