(DailyVantage.com) – Vice President Kamala Harris has made several trips to Europe to address various issues and NATO unity over the past year. However, amid strife in Ukraine, President Joe Biden recently flew to Brussels to attend three emergency summits: NATO, G-7, and the European Council. Biden updated the press on what happened behind the scenes following the meetings.
On March 24, one month after Russia invaded Ukraine, Biden addressed the press, discussing the next steps the United States, NATO allies and the European Union (EU) will take for Ukraine and against President Vladimir Putin and the Kremlin. First, he committed the US is to sending more aid to Ukraine — $1 billion worth — and he also promised America would provide asylum for up to 100,000 refugees from the war-torn area.
NATO leaders met today in Brussels — one month since the start of Russia’s unprovoked and unjustified invasion of Ukraine. We will continue to support Ukraine with security assistance to fight Russian aggression and uphold their right of self-defense. pic.twitter.com/F582A9qDJw
— President Biden (@POTUS) March 24, 2022
Biden also talked about the united front NATO has created in the face of adversity. “NATO has never, never been more united than it is today,” he said. According to him, this unity flew in the face of Putin’s expectations when he invaded Ukraine. Now, the alliance has “four new battle groups” at the Eastern front in addition to the 100,000 troops the US has stationed in Europe.
Likewise, Biden said the US would work with the G7 and EU to coordinate food and energy security, with more details coming later. The US, NATO, and EU will also issue more sanctions, aiming at more than 400 individuals to cripple those who support the war and Putin’s actions.
Most notably, he called for Russia’s expulsion from the G20, and in the absence of that effort, he advocated for Ukraine’s admission to the group.
What do you think about these new actions taken by the US, NATO and EU?
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