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Biden on Ukraine's path to NATO: 'We need to make sure that they win the war'

Biden on Ukraine's path to NATO: 'We need to make sure that they win the war' Joe Biden has said that Ukraine must win the war to become a NATO member (Photo: Getty Images)

Ukraine may become a member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), but only after the United States is convinced that the country will win the war against the Russian Federation, according to the briefing at the White House.

"I am proud of how strong and united the Alliance is now. I spoke with Putin about the Finnishization of NATO, but instead, we have the NATOization of Finland. NATO will be in Ukraine’s future, no question about it. But as we said in Vilnius, Ukraine will become a member of NATO when all allies agree and conditions are met. Right now we need to make sure that they win the war," the White House chief said.

President Zelenskyy's visit to the United States

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy is on a two-day visit to the United States on December 11-12.

On Tuesday, December 12, Zelenskyy met with U.S. President Joe Biden. During the meeting, the head of the White House signed an agreement in the Oval Office to provide Ukraine with $200 million in financial assistance.

President Zelenskyy said that it was necessary to work faster with frozen Russian assets. This is more than $300 billion that still belongs to terrorists.

Zelenskyy also said that Ukraine should defeat Russia in the air, just as it defeated the aggressor on the Black Sea.

Biden called on Congress not to give Vladimir Putin a "gift" and to approve financial assistance to Ukraine for defense needs before Congress goes on recess.