Biden reaffirms US, Western allies support to Kiev in Warsaw speech
US President Joe Biden underlines that the United States and its Western allies stood with Kiev amid the ongoing war in Ukraine.
US President Joe Biden reaffirmed during Tuesday's speech at the Warsaw Royal castle that the US and the collective West "will not waver" in their support of Ukraine.
The US President warned of "hard and bitter days ahead" as Russia's special military operation nears its one-year mark and hailed Western allies for their collaborative effort in financing and arming Ukraine in its conflict against Russia, noting that "NATO will not be divided, and we will not tire."
"One year ago, the world was bracing for the fall of Kiev," Biden said before his audience. "I can report: Kiev stands strong. Kiev stands proud. It stands tall and, most important, it stands free."
"Democracies of the world will stand guard over freedom today, tomorrow, and forever," Biden added, noting that the US and its allies will "have Ukraine's back."
In his statements, Biden has likened the conflict to a war opposing democracy to autocracy by likening Russia to the latter.
With thousands of Poles and Ukrainian refugees, as well as followers of events pertaining to the Ukrainian conflict amassed in Warsaw, Biden made the point that Russia had failed to achieve the goals of its military operation.
"When President Putin ordered his tanks to roll into Ukraine, he thought we would roll over. He was wrong," he said.
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Biden further said that "the democracies of the world have grown stronger" whereas "autocrats" had become weaker.
"Autocrats only understand one word — no, no, no," Biden said. "No, you will not take my country. No, you will not take my freedom. No, you will not take my future."
Speaking in reference to consultations he made with allies earlier in the day concerning preparations for the war, Biden said "We have to have security in Europe."
"It's that basic, that simple, that consequential," he noted.
Nowhere in his remarks did the US President make mention of the recently introduced bill in Russia meant to suspend the New START treaty.
Nowhere did he further make mention of increasing Ukraine's military capabilities by responding to their demands of acquiring fighter jets - exposing once more Biden's reluctance to go all out for Kiev.
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The war in Ukraine brought Europe to its knees, economically, militarily, and socially as it brought about mass migration, a crippling financial crisis, and the realization that the EU military might is not as strong as they thought.
With EU nations possessing a low and limited stock of arms and ammunition, they turn to the US for support and supply - where domestic problems have been piling up beyond measure in recent years.
With regards to financial matters, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) said on February 16 the US Treasury could exhaust its funds by July leading to a default on American debt unless Congress raises the current $31.4 trillion debt ceiling.
The head of CBO, Phillip Swagel, warned that if IRS tax revenues fall short of its estimates, then "the extraordinary measures could be exhausted sooner, and Treasury could run out of funds before July."
Earlier today, it was reported that the US has officially overtaken Europe in assistance to Ukraine since the recent announcement of committing the staggering amount of 73.1 billion euros ($77.95 billion) in financial and military assistance to Kiev.
In terms of migration, the US has witnessed never-seen-before levels of illegal mass migration into US territory.
Busses carrying migrants have been flocking to all over the US from Texas - a program launched by Governor Greg Abbott in a bid to pressure Democrats to reinstate strict migration laws.
According to a report released by the US government on January 2, the number of migrants deported in 2022 increased by 29% to 4.7 million.
As negotiations are still underway to raise the debt cap, sharp opposition to raising the debt ceiling has firmly exposed the polarizing politics of keeping national interest at bay.
Washington’s failure to project the reality of its flailing economy to the world is captured through this polarizing debate that has sent markets on edge and rendered millions of Americans an afterthought.
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