The Presidents of Ukraine and the United States, Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Joe Biden, held a meeting in the Oval Office, during which Biden assured that, together with partners and allies, the American people are determined to continue to help Ukrainians.
This was reported by CNN.
The head of the White House told Zelensky that with winter approaching, "the people of Ukraine are ready to face the troubles ahead, and the American people are going to continue to stay with you."
After his remarks, the journalist asked Zelensky if he had received any assurances from Congress about funding additional aid. Biden interjected, saying:
"I count on the reasonable discretion of the United States Congress - there is no alternative," the US president said.
Regarding the aid announced today, Biden detailed military support for Ukraine in its ongoing fight against Russia's invasion.
"Today, I approved the next tranche of U.S. security assistance for Ukraine, including more artillery, more ammunition, more anti-tank weapons, and next week the first American Abrams tanks will be delivered to Ukraine," the head of the White House said in an extended bilateral meeting with members of the Cabinet of Ministers and the Ukrainian delegation.
"We are also focused on strengthening Ukraine's air defense capabilities to protect critical infrastructure that provides heat and light on the coldest and darkest days of the year," he added.
Biden went on to express an optimistic assessment of U.S. support for Ukraine as it repels Russian attacks.
"The American people — Democrats, Republicans, families across our country — understand what Ukraine is fighting for, defending what generations of Americans have also protected and preserved. It's quite simple: freedom and sovereignty. Therefore, we support a just and lasting peace that respects Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity," the American president stressed.
Biden recalled that earlier this week at the UN General Assembly, he made it clear that no nation can be truly safe in the world unless the world stands up and defends Ukraine's freedom in the face of Russian brutality and aggression.
"That is why we have assembled a coalition of more than 50 countries to help Ukraine defend itself," Joe Biden said in the Oval Office of the White House.
He added that the United States, along with other G7 leaders and other international partners, has begun the process of "formalizing our long-term commitment to Ukraine's security."
Recall that the presidents of the United States and Ukraine, Joe Biden and Volodymyr Zelensky, began a meeting at the White House.
During the meeting, the head of the White House said that the people of Ukraine had shown great bravery.
The Pentagon also announced additional security assistance to Ukraine.
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