In an extraordinary face-to-face meeting at the White House on Wednesday, President Joe Biden told Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy that the U.S. “will stay with you as long as it takes” as the country enters what promises to be a brutal winter of war with Russia.
Biden pledged “unequivocal and unbending support,” saying the U.S. will give Ukraine the Patriot missile battery it has requested to counter Russian missile and air attacks and much more.
Biden said he was not worried the move would escalate tensions with Russia, because “it’s a defensive weapon system,” designed only to shoot down incoming threats.
And he took a swipe at Russian President Vladimir Putin for targeting civilians, saying he and Zelenskyy want the war to end while Putin wants to keep it going.
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