I would like to know the real thoughts of President of Ukraine.
He is there, President Volodmir Zelensky. He sits next to President Joe Biden and listens to Biden talk about how the United States will support Ukraine against Russian aggression.
Zelensky met Biden the day after he had defended Kabul’s botched evacuation. He left behind thousands of Afghan allies and hundreds of Americans.
Zelensky was in the exact same chair Ashraf Ghani (the former president of Afghanistan) sat in just a few weeks back.
Biden spoke to Ghani and all the world at the June 25 meeting, telling them that the United States intended to withdraw but that the United States was still supporting him.
Biden stated that while our army might be leaving, we will continue to support Afghanistan. We will still be there for you. We will do all we can to make sure that you have everything you need.”
The entire world knows what happened next. Ghani and NATO allies were not informed by Biden who ordered the ill-considered troop withdraw. This led to a humiliating catastrophe in Kabul. This decision caused the unnecessary deaths of 13 American soldiers. It was also mocked internationally.
Zelensky, a foreign leader, was the first to meet Biden during Tuesday’s speech. Biden put the blame for Afghanistan’s disaster on everyone but himself. He heard Biden repeat his views regarding Canada. Ni spoke.
Evidently, Biden was harshly criticized by European leaders as well as NATO members for his poor withdrawal plans. He intends to rebuild his diplomatic relations skills.
Biden said: “Faced with Russia’s aggression and Ukraine’s Euro-Atlantic aspirations, the United States remains firmly committed to Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.”
Normal people would assume that this means Biden supports Zelensky or Ukraine. Biden doesn’t know.
Zelensky did not ask any questions. Zelensky, a former TV actor knows how to keep his head straight. He was happy to be there. This was his first White House meeting since 2019.
Biden also pledged to provide Ukraine US$60 million in military aid in the form anti-tank missiles and anti-tank javelins. While the US$60million in new military assistance is important, it pales in comparison to the US$85billion worth of military equipment left in Afghanistan by the United States.