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Ukraine can stop Putin if US provides weapons - Biden

Ukraine can stop Putin if US provides weapons - Biden President of the US, Joe Biden (photo: GettyImages)

Ukraine could stop the Russian dictator Vladimir Putin if it will be provided with the necessary weapons, states US President Joe Biden in his address to Congress.

"Not since President Lincoln and the Civil War have freedom and democracy been under assault here at home as they are today. Putin of Russia is on the march, invading Ukraine and sowing chaos throughout Europe and beyond. But Ukraine can stop Putin if we stand with Ukraine and provide the weapons it needs to defend itself," Biden said.

According to the president, aid is being blocked by those who want to step away from global leadership. Biden also mentioned Trump in his speech and his support for Putin.

"Now, my predecessor, a former Republican President, tells Putin, “Do whatever the hell you want.” A former American President actually said that, bowing down to a Russian leader. It’s outrageous. It’s dangerous. It’s unacceptable," Biden said.

According to the President of the US, the country cannot put Ukraine, Europe, and the entire free world at risk.

"We must stand up to Putin. History is watching. If the United States walks away now, it will put Ukraine at risk. Europe at risk. My message to President Putin is simple. We will not walk away. We will not bow down. I will not bow down." said the President of the US.

Biden also stated that there are no American soldiers in Ukraine, and he promised not to allow this in the future.

US support for Ukraine

Earlier, we reported that the Biden administration is considering assistance to Ukraine from the US Army budget. The aid could amount to around $200 million.

Recently, the Senate passed a separate bill with funds for Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan. For the bill to take effect, it still needs to be approved by the House of Representatives and signed by President Joe Biden.

According to CNN, the House of Representatives may vote on financial aid to Ukraine in late March or April.