As the conflict between Russia and Ukraine continues to escalate, the United States and France stand united in support of the Ukrainian people. In a joint statement, the two countries expressed their “grave concern” over Russia’s actions in Crimea and called for a peaceful resolution to the crisis. They also reaffirmed their commitment to NATO and vowed to continue working together to promote global security.
At a joint press conference at the White House, Biden and Macron reaffirmed their cooperation and support for Ukraine.
Despite France’s reservations about certain aspects of Vice President Joe Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act, President Macron and President Biden stressed the countries’ alliance as doubt spread across Europe about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
According to Biden, it is critical to support the Ukrainian people. He added that it should be inconceivable for Putin to ever defeat Ukraine.
On the other hand, Macron said he was happy to count on the United States as a trustworthy ally again, thanking us for cooperating with him for the previous few years. In addition, he said he was grateful to have the United States as a partner supporting Ukraine.
According to Macron, it’s crucial for the Europeans and the Ukrainians that the US strongly supports them at this time. He expressed his gratitude for the solidarity supporting the world’s stability. He said that if we think we can abandon a country or ignore its principles, there will be no stability in the world.
US-France Alliance Could Bolster Ukraine’s Weapons Supply
The United States and France are also discussing supplying Ukraine with weapons to bolster its defense against Russian aggression. However, this would be a significant escalation of the international response to the conflict, and it is not yet clear what the distribution of weapons will look like.
France reportedly provides Ukraine with antitank missiles, howitzers, and 155-mm TRF1s. While the United States is providing more high-tech weaponry like artillery radars, Javelins, command units, and tactical vehicles.
Supplying Ukraine with weapons has been controversial, with some arguing that it will only lead to further escalation and bloodshed. Others argue that it is necessary in order to deter Russian aggression and protect Ukrainian civilians, while some Americans do not support the idea of sending in billions of dollars, which could allegedly be used to solve issues at home.
The United States and France have a long history of military cooperation and friendship, and their alliance could play a significant role in helping Ukraine defend itself against Russian aggression. Moreover, the united support of the United States and France for Ukraine is a powerful symbol of global solidarity in this time of crisis.