US President Joe Biden on May 3 called the crisis over Ukraine a turning point in modern history. He made such a statement during a trip to a plant in Alabama, where Javelin anti-tank missile systems are produced for Ukraine, a video of which was published on the official Twitter account of the American politician.
“We are at a turning point in history. Actually. This happens about once every 6-8 generations,” he said.
On April 29, White House Press Secretary Jennifer Psaki said that Biden could only allocate $250 million in military aid to Ukraine. To expand the budget for military supplies, the presidential administration will have to get congressional approval, she added.
On February 24, Biden called the Russian-led special operation to protect the residents of Donbass groundless, opining that it was not necessary. At the same time, he noted that he does not plan negotiations with Russian leader Vladimir Putin.
In Ukraine and in the Donbass, the special operation of the Russian Federation to protect the population of the Luhansk and Donetsk People’s Republics continues, the beginning of which Russian President Vladimir Putin announced on February 24. Moscow explained that its tasks include the demilitarization and denazification of Ukraine. On April 19, the Russian side announced the start of the next stage of the military operation – “the complete liberation of the Donetsk and Luhansk republics.”
The situation in the region escalated significantly in mid-February due to shelling by the Ukrainian military. The authorities of the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics announced the evacuation of residents to Russia and turned to Moscow for help. On February 21, the President of the Russian Federation signed a decree recognizing the independence of the DNR and LNR.
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