US President Joe Biden seems to have ditched Ukraine. Biden reportedly guaranteed US lawmakers that the US army would not be involved in the conflict in Ukraine, and that no service man will be deployed to the Eastern European country to battle the Russian Army.
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Biden emphasized in his State of the Union speech to Congress on Tuesday that the US “forces are not engaged and will not engage in the conflict with Russian forces in Ukraine.”
Nevertheless, US troops, air units, and warships are being sent somewhere else on the continent to “defend our NATO allies in the event that Putin decides to keep moving west,” according to the US president.
Biden identified Poland, Romania, Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia as nations where the US military capability will be expanded.
The American president ended up going on to caution Moscow that, in accordance with NATO’s Article 5 principle, Washington would come to the aid of its NATO allies if Russia targeted them, attaching that the military bloc was ready to “defend every inch of territory of NATO countries with the full force of our collective power.”
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Although no troops would be sent to Ukraine, the US will contribute “more than $1 billion in direct assistance,” which is believed to include military, economic, and humanitarian assistance, according to Biden.
He also attempted to assuage Americans’ fears over the Ukrainian issue by promising them that the US is “going to be OK.”
The present military battle, according to the US president, will inevitably render “Russia weaker and the rest of the world stronger.”
In reference to his Russian counterpart, Biden stated that “Putin is now isolated from the world more than he has ever been,” a remark that drew cheers from members of Congress.
Following February 24, when Moscow started its military offensive in Ukraine, the United States and its European and Asian allies have imposed unparalleled sanctions against Russia, attacking its central bank’s resources, key commercial institutions, and the country’s leadership, among several other areas.
Over 35 countries, including the United States, Canada, and the whole European Union, have since restricted their airspace to Russian flights.
President Putin said that Ukraine needed to be “demilitarized and denazified” to justify military intervention in the neighboring country. He also emphasized the importance of protecting the Donbass republics’ Russian-speaking populations.
Ukraine and its Western supporters maintain that this is simply a pretext for invading a sovereign state and installing a pro-Russian puppet administration in Kiev.