The president of United States, Joe Bidenhit back at the Russian president, Vladimir Putinby stating that he will never win his war in ukraine in a speech on the occasion of the first anniversary of the Russian invasion and after Moscow announces suspension of nuclear disarmament.
fresh from a surprise trip to kyiv, Biden he sought to provide a first-hand account of the country, highlighting its unexpected resistance against Putin.
“I have just returned from a visit to kyiv and can report that kyiv stands firmKiev stands proud, stands tall and most importantly stands free,” Biden said at the Royal Castle in Warsaw, Poland, delivering his speech from behind bulletproof glass to an estimated crowd of 30,000. people waving Ukrainian, Polish and American flags.
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“Ukraine will never be a victory for Russia”, Biden said, adding that the US and its allies would announce new sanctions against Moscow this week. Biden did not elaborate on the new sanctions.
The first year of the war, which Putin launched on February 24, 2022, defied expectations as Russia failed to invade Ukraine and the kyiv’s allies largely stuck together by supplying the country with weapons and imposing sanctions designed to cripple Moscow’s war effort.
Biden warned of “hard and very bitter days” to come, as Russia prepares a counteroffensive against Ukrainian forces and the US continues to support Kiev.
“The US, along with our allies and partners, will continue to stand with Ukraine as it fights back,” the president said.
Putin announced that he suspends nuclear disarmament
Biden visited the region at a critical time, delivering his speech hours after he Putin vowed to continue his war and said Moscow would suspend its observance of the New START nuclear treaty with the US. Putin spoke a year after his decision to recognize Russian-backed separatists in Ukraine’s Donetsk and Lugansk regions as independent.
In his speech, Putin accused the US and Ukraine of starting the wara claim that Biden dismissed.
“USA. and the nations of Europe do not seek to control or destroy Russia. The West was not plotting to attack Russia, as Putin said today. In addition, millions of Russian citizens just want to live in peace with their neighbors, ”he said. “This was never a necessity. It’s a tragedy. President Putin chose this war. Every day that the war continues is his choice.
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The US Secretary of State, Antony Blink, called Russia’s suspension of the New START treaty “deeply unfortunate and irresponsible.” Upon taking office in 2021, Biden extended the nuclear treaty by five years. Last month, the State Department accused Russia of violating the terms of the treaty by refusing to allow inspectors on its territory.
Biden also spoke at the Royal Castle in March 2022, a month into the war, when he called the invasion a strategic failure and shocked the world with an off-the-cuff comment suggesting he supports regime change in Russia.
“For God’s sake, this man cannot stay in power,” Biden said last year of Putin.
A White House official at the time was quick to clarify that he meant Putin could not be allowed to wield power over his neighbors or the region, so the president was not encouraging regime change.
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