Biden meets Ukraine president, pledges U.S. support against Russian aggression

Posted on AllSides September 1st, 2021
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President Biden on Wednesday reassured Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy that the U.S. will stand by Ukraine in the face of Russian aggression.

At the first face-to-face meeting between the two leaders at the White House, Mr. Biden said he wants Europe “free and at peace” and safe from Russian aggression.

Mr. Zelenskyy agreed, saying Russian expansion is one of the most critical issues facing his nation, which lost Crimea to Russian annexation and is fighting pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine.

“We have to focus very much now on the security issues which are most important — security in the Ukraine Donbas and in the Ukrainian Crimea...

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