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Biden: aid to Ukraine will continue uninterrupted

Nov 10, 2022

U.S. President Joe Biden expects that after the midterm elections, regardless of the outcome, aid to Ukraine will continue uninterrupted.

He said this at a press conference in Washington, D.C., writes European Pravda.

"On foreign policy, I hope that we will continue this bipartisan approach to confronting Russian aggression in Ukraine. That is my expectation. So I would be surprised if Leader McCarthy (the Republican leader in the House of Representatives), even with a majority, would say that they are not going to fund Ukraine's legitimate defense needs," Biden said.

At the same time, he stressed that the U.S. does not write Ukraine "blank checks," meaning they do not agree to all requests for assistance.

"I was very much asked, for example, if we could provide American planes to guarantee the protection of the skies over Ukraine. I said: "No, we're not going to do that. We're not going to get involved in World War III, get involved with Russian planes, and get into a direct conflict." But are we going to provide them with everything - a rational ability to defend ourselves? Yes," Biden explained.

He cited the example of the HIMARS systems given to Ukraine. "Simply put, there are two types of missiles that you can drop: one that goes over 600 miles, and one that goes about 160 miles. We didn't give them any that fly 600 miles, because I don't want them to start bombing Russian territory," Biden said.

Author - Olena Madiak, 10/11/2022

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