US President Joe Biden, speaking with his second message to Congress, called the war in Ukraine “a test for the ages” and promised to help Kyiv “as much as needed.” The speech was broadcast on the White House website.
Biden called the full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine “a murderous attack that evokes images of the death and destruction that Europe suffered during World War II.” “Putin’s invasion was a test for all time. A test for America. A test for the world,” he stressed.
According to the American leader, the United States was able to create a global coalition: “We united NATO and built a global coalition,” Biden continued. “We opposed Putin’s aggression. We supported the Ukrainian people.”
The US President promised that Washington would be with the Ukrainians “for as long as it takes.”
The United States continues to provide military assistance to Ukraine. On February 3, the Pentagon announced a new package of deliveries totaling over $2 billion. It included GLSDB (Ground Launched Small Diameter Bomb) homing missiles with a firing range of more than 150 km. Previously, Ukraine has repeatedly asked for long-range weapons.
In total, since the beginning of full-scale Russian aggression, the United States has provided Ukraine with military assistance in the amount of $29.3 billion.
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