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Biden Apologizes to Zelenskyy and Ukrainian People for the Delay in Supplying US Weapons to Ukraine


President Joe Biden apologized to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy for the extended delay in supplying military assistance to Ukraine, as reported by Associated Press and CNN.

Biden made the statement during talks with Zelenskyy in Paris on June 7. Both presidents were in France to participate in events commemorating the 80th anniversary of the Allied troops landing in Normandy.

Biden expressed his apologies to the Ukrainian people for the period during which military aid was held back.

“I apologize for the weeks of uncertainty about whether it would be funded, because we had trouble passing a bill that we had to pass, which had money from some of our very conservative members who delayed it, but we got it done,” Biden said.

The US President emphasized that the American people support Ukraine in the long term.

“You know, you haven’t bent, you haven’t buckled at all, you continue to fight in a way that is just amazing, just magnificent — and we’re not going to leave you,” he stated.

It’s worth noting that the United States is one of the leaders in providing military assistance to Ukraine. Washington has supplied the Ukrainian army with long-range missiles, rocket artillery systems, tanks, ammunition, other military equipment, technologies, and ammunition.

However, in 2023, the US suspended providing aid to Ukraine as Congress could not pass the necessary legislation. Weapon deliveries resumed in the spring of 2024.

Today, on June 7, US President Joe Biden announced the allocation of another package of military aid to Ukraine worth $225 million.

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