U.S. President Joe Biden has pledged to provide more assistance to Ukraine, including advanced air defense systems, to defend against Russian attacks, according to the White House.
Biden made the comments in a phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Monday, just hours after a series of Russian missile strikes hit cities across Ukraine, including the first major strike in the capital Kyiv in months.
“He expressed his condemnation of the Russian missile attacks across Ukraine, including Kyiv, and offered his condolences to the loved ones of those killed and wounded in these senseless attacks,” the White House said. “President Biden has promised to continue to provide Ukraine with the support it needs to defend itself, including an advanced air defense system.”
“[Biden] The White House also stressed continued engagement with allies and partners, continued to impose costs on Russia, held Russia accountable for its war crimes and atrocities, and provided Ukraine with security, economic and humanitarian assistance. Emphasized to provide
Russia fired dozens of cruise missiles at Ukrainian cities on Monday morning, killing at least 14 people and injuring many more. Water, heat is no longer available.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said the missile strikes were in response to Saturday’s truck bombings on the Crimean Bridge, which connects mainland Russia with Crimea. Russia said the attack was carried out by Ukrainian intelligence services.
“In the event of further attempted terrorist attacks on our territory, Russia’s response will be severe and commensurate with the threat posed to the Russian Federation,” Putin said. “No one should doubt about it.”
Watch: A Ukrainian girl was filming in Kyiv when a Russian missile hit across the street pic.twitter.com/5V9sLEFNu9
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