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Russia lost, unable to achieve original goal in Ukraine - Biden

Russia lost, unable to achieve original goal in Ukraine - Biden Joe Biden, President of the United States (photo: Getty Images)

Russia is unable to achieve its stated initial goals in its large-scale invasion of Ukraine and has already lost in the war, says US President, Joe Biden, according to CNN.

During his address following a trilateral summit with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol, the American President referred to Russian dictator Vladimir Putin's rationale for the full-scale invasion of Ukraine as "laughable".

"Russia has already lost. It cannot meet its original objective. It's impossible..." Biden said.

Additionally, Biden noted that the consequences of Russia's war against Ukraine "extend far beyond Europe".

"Imagine if we'd done nothing. And the point was immediately recognized if I'm not mistaken by you, Mr. Prime Minister, that we're in a situation where it could happen anywhere. If we stood still, what statement would that send to China about Taiwan? What signal would that send around the world?" - the US President voiced his opinion.

The invasion is not "only a European problem; there hasn't been that kind of invasion since World War II," he added.

Biden positively acknowledged Tokyo's response to Russia's full-scale military aggression against Ukraine.

He also stated that Japan "has also shown strong leadership through the G7 as well and contributed to a significant amount of financial and humanitarian assistance to Ukraine as well as nonlethal military equipment."

The United States, Japan, and South Korea hold a summit

On August 18, in Washington, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, U.S. President Joe Biden, and South Korean leader Yoon Suk Yeol met for the first time in a trilateral summit format. The meeting was planned to discuss threats posed by China and North Korea in the Indo-Pacific region, as well as the security situation in East Asia as a whole.

The summit participants issued a joint statement regarding a peaceful resolution of the conflict in the Taiwan Strait and announced annual meetings in a similar format.

Furthermore, the leaders of the United States, Japan, and South Korea stated their commitment to continue supporting Ukraine and announced their plans to impose new sanctions against Russia.