The United States (US) said it would continue to support Ukraine so that the country could create a “more advanced situation in the spring and summer”.
“We have to put Ukraine in a position where they can make progress this spring and summer and move into a better place in the negotiations,” Biden said.
“But, you know, the things you know the attitude that I or others have made, there's no Ukraine without Ukraine. We're not going to dictate to them what the end result will be,” Biden added.
It has been a year since Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24, 2022. But there is no sign of Russia taking control of the country yet.
Ukrainian troops continued to fight despite Russian troops pushing to take control of towns such as Bakhmut. A number of countries such as the US and China were dragged into the war.
The US opposed Russia's invasion of Ukraine, while China was more in the middle. China, which incidentally is an ally of Russia, proposed a truce between the two sides.
Reported by News , China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Friday (23/2) unveiled a 12-point plan to end the war between the two countries.
At the same time, China also called on the West to end sanctions against Russia, as well as put in place measures to ensure nuclear facilities, humanitarian corridors for civilians to flee conflicts and processes to ensure the continuation of grain exports.
“All sides should support Russia and Ukraine in the same direction and resume direct dialogue as soon as possible,” the Chinese foreign ministry said in a statement.
The US itself has sent an aid package for the Ukrainian armed forces reaching US $675 million or more than IDR 10 trillion.
Quoting DW , in the aid package, at least 100 armored Humvee transport vehicles will be sent to protect Ukrainian soldiers on the front line.
Biden said the US would send Ukraine what “US military experts think Ukraine needs”. “He needs tanks, he needs artillery, he needs air defense including other HIMAR(S),” Biden said.
“There's something he (Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy) needs right now and we're sending that to put him in a position where he can progress in the spring and summer,” he added.