A few days before Joe Biden’s trip to Poland, Washington reaffirms its support for Ukraine
“We can proudly say that our support for Ukraine remains unwavering and that (…) the international coalition supporting Ukraine is stronger than ever,” White House spokesman John Kirby said on Friday. , repeating that the United States would support Kiev “as long as it takes”.
This statement comes as US President Joe Biden will visit Poland, a country bordering Ukraine, next week. He will speak on Tuesday during a solemn speech at the Warsaw Palace. Three days before the first anniversary of the invasion of Ukraine, he will want to “send a message to [Vladimir] Putin as well as the Russian people,” said John Kirby.
Joe Biden must allay fears over the future of US support. The president, who plans to run again in 2024, lost control of one of the two chambers of Congress in November to the Republican opposition, some of whom are threatening to question aid to Ukraine . Without however so far really shaking the political consensus.
“We are committed to helping Ukraine. Not for vague moral reasons (…) but rather because America’s fundamental interests are at stake,” Republican senator leader Mitch McConnell said Friday at the Munich Security Conference.
” THE [élus] eccentrics attract media attention, but I think the vast majority, including Republicans in the House, want to continue supporting Ukraine,” influential Democratic Senator Sheldon Whitehouse said in an interview with Agence France-Presse.
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