US President Joe Biden is convinced that the US and the EU must continue to defend Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity to counter the threat from Russia. This was stated during an online speech by the head of the state at the virtual Munich security conference, the White House reports.
"Putin seeks to weaken European — the European project and our NATO Alliance. He wants to undermine the transatlantic unity and our resolve, because it’s so much easier for the Kremlin to bully and threaten individual states than it is to negotiate with a strong and closely united transatlantic community.That’s why — that’s why standing up for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine remains a vital concern for Europe and the United States," Biden said.
Speaking about the protection of collective security, he focused on the need to combat the hacking of computer networks arranged by Russia in the United States and Europe.
At the same time, the US President noted that they cannot and must not return to the rigid blocs of the Cold War.
"Competition must not lock out cooperation on issues that affect us all. For example, we must cooperate if we’re going to defeat Covid-19 everywhere," Biden added.
As we reported earlier, two U.S. senators urged President Joe Biden to ensure the implementation of sanctions passed in January aimed at stopping the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project.
Senators Jim Risch, a Republican, and Jeanne Shaheen, a Democrat, urged the State Department not to delay issuing a report to Congress required under sanctions passed in the annual defense policy bill.