Espreso. Global

US ready to simultaneously support Ukraine and Israel, Biden says

16 October, 2023 Monday
09:56

President Biden said that the US will support Ukraine and Israel in their military conflicts, and emphasized that these conflicts also concern the security of the American people

client/title.list_title

This is reported by The Hill.

In a “60 Minutes” interview that aired Sunday, September 15, President Biden said that the United States of America can simultaneously support Ukraine in its war against Russia and Israel in its war against Hamas.

“We’re the United States of America for God’s sake, the most powerful nation in the history — not in the world, in the history of the world,” Biden said. “We can take care of both of these and still maintain our overall international defense.”

According to Biden, these two conflicts are "overwhelmingly" about the security of the American people.

“In Ukraine, one of my objectives was to prevent [Russian President Vladimir Putin], who has committed war crimes himself, who — from being able to occupy an independent country that borders NATO allies and is on the Russian border,” Biden said. “Imagine what happens now if he were able to succeed. Have you ever known a major war in Europe we didn’t get sucked into? We don’t want that to happen.”

He said that the US wants to make sure that these democracies are stable, and Ukraine will play a crucial role in ensuring that.

In the coming days, the White House is expected to ask Congress for additional assistance to Israel. Officials may try to combine this request with a call for more aid to Ukraine. However, the House of Representatives, which currently lacks a speaker, cannot pass any legislation until a speaker is officially elected to the position.

Despite bipartisan support for both Israel and Ukraine in Congress, there are Republicans in the House who oppose continued aid to Ukraine, questioning its benefits to the United States.

  • On October 13, US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin announced that the United States would supply Israel with the necessary weaponry to combat Hamas terrorists while also continuing to provide Ukraine with weapons to counter Russian aggression.
     
Tags:
Read also:
  • News
2024, Thursday
18 July
21:30
Review
Victorious news of 876th day of war: Ukrainian drones hit Russian Coast Guard base in occupied Crimea, Ukrainian combat system certified to NATO standards
21:15
OPINION
Von der Leyen's re-election is good news for Ukraine
21:00
Exclusive
UK needs negotiator: international expert Kraiev on Johnson's meeting with Trump
20:44
Ukraine returns 758 children from Russia and occupied territories
20:24
Ukraine signs security agreements with Czech Republic, Slovenia
20:01
UNHCR to provide $100 million to help Ukraine prepare for winter
19:40
Russia creates “law enforcement“ groups from locals in occupied territories
19:23
Russian T-54 tank
Russians showed echelon of T-54 tanks in Moscow region, which grabbed attention
19:00
Russian Shahed drones enter Belarusian airspace for reason - military expert
18:40
Russia shells Kherson: one killed and wounded, humanitarian mission vehicle damaged
18:24
Exclusive
Putin is in critical situation, he has no systemic reserves - General Malomuzh
18:00
Russia attacks Donetsk region: 5 people killed, several wounded
17:34
OPINION
There is no peace in Putin's "peace agreements"
17:16
British intelligence assesses how Russia aims to tighten state control over Internet platforms
16:54
'Zelenskyy went all-in on promises from West, lost everything': foreign manipulations on July 18
16:36
Ukraine to jam Russian signals in frontline regions
16:14
OPINION
“Maidan judges” may remain in the system. Why is judicial reform stagnating?  
15:58
Review
Trump's assassination attempt: impact on 2024 US election
15:39
Ukrainian drones hit Russian Coast Guard base in occupied Crimea
15:18
Von der Leyen criticizes Hungary's Orbán over trip to Russia
15:06
Updated
Ukraine's President Zelenskyy arrives in UK for European Political Community summit
14:54
Ukraine delivers 1,000 tons of wheat flour to Gaza
14:40
Exclusive
No Russian combat ship remains in Crimea - Ukrainian Colonel Selezniov
14:08
Reports surface of Ukrainian forces withdrawing from Krynky; military says "situation not so critical"
13:52
July 8 Kyiv attack update: Mayor Klitschko reports 23 hospitalized, including 3 children
13:33
Ukraine launches register of international humanitarian law violations during Russian aggression
13:11
Ukrainian army withdraws from Urozhaine, Donetsk region - Khortytsia troop grouping
12:52
Ukrainian combat system certified to NATO standards for first time in history
12:35
Exclusive
Fires ravage Chasiv Yar amid Russian shelling - Ukraine's 24th Brigade
12:14
Review
All citizens of Ukraine should undergo military training, mobilization offices should be replaced by app for conscripts. Serhiy Zgurets' column
11:54
OPINION
How to defeat Russia?
11:33
144 clashes occur at front, Ukraine repels most attacks in Toretsk direction - Ukraine's General Staff
11:08
Exclusive
"We are witnessing turning point": military expert on course of war in Ukraine
10:50
Exclusive
Russian troops set to launch new offensive in Ukraine's Zaporizhzhia region - local official
10:36
Pro-Russian Czech media spread Russian fakes about the Russian missile attack on Children's hospital in Kyiv
10:11
Russia takes 91 Ukrainian children under occupation to militarization camps
09:54
Russia loses 1,130 soldiers, 54 artillery systems, and 50 drones in one day of war in Ukraine
09:36
Russian troops shell 16 settlements in Kherson region, injuring 6 civilians
2024, Wednesday
17 July
21:00
Review
Victorious news of 875th day of war: 95 Ukrainian defenders released from Russian captivity, Ukrainian military destroys 28 Russian ships since 2022
20:40
Ukraine launches Saving Lives of Servicemen program, focusing on training, medical care, recreation
More news