President Biden on Friday issued a scathing assertion towards Russian President Vladimir Putin after Russia’s newest assaults on Ukraine, the biggest aerial assault for the reason that warfare started.
“It’s a stark reminder to the world that, after almost two years of this devastating warfare, Putin’s goal stays unchanged. He seeks to obliterate Ukraine and subjugate its individuals. He should be stopped,” Biden stated.
The remarks come after a heavy in a single day assault by Russia, and as Congress stays deadlocked over whether or not to offer additional help for Ukraine. Biden has requested help, however it’s now a part of a negotiation centered on the border, and its destiny may be very a lot unsure.
The rocket and drone assaults throughout Ukraine early Friday killed at the very least 24 individuals, in line with The Related Press. Russia launched its assault days after Ukraine launched a strike in Crimea, which Russia occupies.
Biden famous that the Russians used drones and missiles, together with these with hypersonic functionality, for the bombardment and the lethal strikes hit a maternity hospital, shopping center, and residential areas.
The president known as on Congress to offer extra help for Ukraine, noting Ukraine used air protection techniques from the U.S. and different allies to fend off the assault.
“The American individuals may be happy with the lives we have now helped to avoid wasting and the help we have now given Ukraine because it defends its individuals, its freedom, and its independence. However except Congress takes pressing motion within the new yr, we won’t be able to proceed sending the weapons and very important air protection techniques Ukraine wants to guard its individuals. Congress should step up and act with none additional delay,” Biden stated.
Zelensky visited Washington earlier this month to foyer for extra assist for his war-torn nation.
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