After Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that his nation would continue its nearly one-year military offensive, US President Joe Biden made a huge address in Warsaw in which he vowed that Russia would never win the war in Ukraine.
Putin stated that the Kremlin would no longer be a party to the New START nuclear armaments deal with the United States in his annual state of the nation speech, accusing the West of intensifying the conflict.
The Russian president declared that his nation will continue to battle to “systematically” accomplish its goals and that ever-tougher sanctions against it “will not succeed.”
Speaking hours later in the capital of NATO ally Poland, Biden pledged that “Ukraine will never be a victory for Russia — never.”
The 80-year-old leader had a day earlier made a surprise visit to Kyiv, his first since the invasion began and just days before the war’s one-year anniversary.
Surrounded by a flag-waving crowd outside Warsaw’s Royal Castle, Biden responded directly to Putin’s accusations, saying the West “is not plotting to attack Russia”.
Putin, he claimed, “thought autocrats like himself were tough,” but he had to contend with the “iron will” of the US and its allies.
There should be no ambiguity over our continued support for Ukraine, the unity of NATO, or our resolve.
Prior to that meeting, Biden met with Polish President Andrzej Duda and stated that his visit came “at a key moment.”
He also reaffirmed Washington’s “iron-clad” adherence to the collective defense tenet of NATO.
We “can see that America can keep the world order” because of Biden, according to Duda.