U.S. to continue to back Ukraine as long as needed, Biden tells Congress

8 February, 10:59 AM
U.S. President Joe Biden (Photo:Jacquelyn Martin/Pool via REUTERS)

U.S. President Joe Biden (Photo:Jacquelyn Martin/Pool via REUTERS)

Washington will continue to support Ukraine, U.S. President Joe Biden said in his annual State of the Union address to Congress on Feb. 7, U.S-funded news outlet Voice of America reported following the speech.

Biden stated that Putin's invasion of Ukraine is a test during which America should answer some important questions.

The U.S. called Russia’s full-scale war "a murderous assault, evoking images of the death and destruction Europe suffered in World War II."

“Would we stand for the most basic of principles?” Biden asked.

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“Would we stand for sovereignty? Would we stand for the right of people to live free from tyranny? Would we stand for the defense of democracy? For such a defense matters to us because it keeps the peace and prevents an open season for would-be aggressors to threaten our security and prosperity. One year later, we know the answer. Yes, we would. And yes, we did."

He noted that the United States has done "what it does best" — united NATO, led the global coalition to help Ukraine, and continues to support Ukrainians.

"America is united in our support for your country,” President Biden said, addressing Ukrainian Ambassador to the U.S., Oksana Markarova, who was present during the speech.

“We will stand with you for as long as it takes.”

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