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Biden determined not to send troops to Ukraine

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In a speech to the graduating class at the US military academy West Point, President Joe Biden reiterated that he has no plans to send US soldiers to the war in Ukraine. Photo: Alex Brandon / AP / NTB

Of NTB | 26.05.2024 01:33:10

Policy: – No American soldiers are fighting in Ukraine. I am determined that it will remain so, but we stand strongly with Ukraine, Biden said when he addressed the graduating class at the prestigious West Point military academy.

He called Russian President Vladimir Putin “a brutal tyrant” who was “sure that Nato would split” after the 2022 invasion of Ukraine.

– Instead, the strongest defense alliance in world history is stronger than ever, still Biden.

He also praised the US’s role in the Middle East and pointed out that the US is conducting “urgent diplomacy” to secure a ceasefire and bring home the hostages held by Hamas.

– Thanks to the US armed forces, we do what only the US can do, as an indispensable nation, as the world’s only superpower.

The president, who is vying for re-election in this fall’s presidential election, also reminded the graduating students to stand by the oath they have taken, “not to a political party or a president, but to the American Constitution” to protect it against “all enemies, external and interior”.

– Freedom is not free. It requires constant vigilance, the president said, calling the newly trained officers “guardians of American democracy.”

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