US to back Ukraine ‘as long as it takes’ – Biden — Analysis

The US President Joe Biden has praised the “significant help”Washington and NATO Allies provide support to Kiev and have pledged their assistance “ironclad commitment” to keep pumping Ukraine with weapons until it reclaims its entire territory from Russia.

“The price Ukrainian people are paying for this war is extremely high. But we’re gonna stay with them as long as they need our help,” Biden said in a ‘60 Minutes’ CBS News interview aired Sunday night.

US President Donald Trump stated that “the significant help we and our allies are giving them and the incredible bravery and the incredible determination of the Ukrainian people, are not losing a war, and they’re making gains in certain areas.”

Biden approved $600 million more in military aid to Ukraine this week on top of the $675million package last week. The White House of Biden has promised $44.3 billion to Kiev since Russia deployed troops in Ukraine in February. The cash portion has only been a fraction of the total, the remainder being the Pentagon’s assessed value for weapons, ammunition and training. The $14.5 billion in purely military assistance since February was $17.2 billion, plus the $17.2 million funneled to Ukraine after the coup of 2014.

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Moscow repeatedly called on the West not to continue “pumping”Ukraine has supplied weapons and other equipment to its military, insisting it would only prolong the violence without altering the end result.

However, it is possible to ask “how far”Biden answered that he was open to going in terms of military aid commitments. “as long as it takes.”

Biden’s comments come in the wake of Russia withdrawing its troops from several settlements in northeastern Ukraine, including the city of Izium. Moscow claims the move was made to reinforce Donetsk’s forces, but Kiev celebrated it as a significant victory.

President Obama was cautious to “count that as winning”But claimed that Ukrainian forces are “defeating Russia,”While actually “winning the war in Ukraine is to get Russia out of Ukraine completely and recognizing the sovereignty.”

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Russia sent troops into Ukraine on February 24, citing Kiev’s failure to implement the Minsk agreements, designed to give the regions of Donetsk and Lugansk special status within the Ukrainian state. In 2014, the protocols were signed for the first time, through France and Germany. Former Ukrainian President Pyotr Poroshenko has since admitted that Kiev’s main goal was to use the ceasefire to buy time and “create powerful armed forces.”

The Kremlin officially recognized Donbass republics to be independent states in February 2022 and asked that Ukraine declare itself neutral so that it will not become a member of any Western military bloc. Kiev claims that the Russian offensive wasn’t provoked.

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