Russia will not 'stop at Ukraine', Biden says after talks with Macron

Speaking alongside French President Emmanuel Macron after talks in Paris, US President Joe Biden on Saturday pledged Washington’s support for Kyiv in its battle against the Russian invasion, warning that Vladimir Putin would “not stop” at Ukraine.

“Putin is not going to stop at Ukraine,” Biden said.

“All of Europe will be threatened, we are not going to let that happen,” Biden told journalists during his state visit to France.

“The United States is standing strong with Ukraine. We will not, I say it again, walk away,” he added.

Macron told Biden in front of reporters: “I thank you, Mr President, for being the president of the world’s number one power but doing it with the loyalty of a partner who likes and respects the Europeans.”

Both Biden and Macron on Friday met Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in Paris, pledging support for the Ukrainian cause.

France and the United States will also double their joint efforts to avoid Middle East tensions spiraling further, notably to reduce tensions between Israel and Hezbollah in Lebanon, Macron told reporters.

(FRANCE 24 with AFP and Reuters)


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