Biden says the world is “at a turning point” in “a battle between autocracy and democracy”

He advocates “confronting the dictators” and affirms that aid to Ukraine is “an investment to defend freedom”


The president of the United States, Joe Biden, has indicated that the world is “at a turning point” at the international level in the face of a “battle between autocracy and democracy”, while at the same time advocating delivering more weapons to Ukraine to confront the “brutal war” launched by the president of Russia, Vladimir Putin.

“We are at a turning point in history. It happens every six or eight generations, when things change so fast that it is necessary to maintain control,” said Biden, who stressed that “there is a battle between autocracy and democracy ” on an international level.

“Xi Jinping, the leader of China, with whom I have spent more time than any other world leader, a total of 78 hours in person or on phone calls, is direct about it. He says that democracies are not sustainable in the 21st century “, has revealed.

Thus, he has stated that Xi argues that it is not a viable model “because things move very quickly and democracies require consensus, which is difficult to achieve, so it cannot keep up with the autocracy, the one-man government “.

“Since Russia invaded Ukraine a little over two months ago, we have sent more than 3 billion dollars (about 2,855 euros) in security aid to Ukraine. We, not counting allies. The money is a direct investment to defend the freedom and democracy”, he pointed out.

“If we don’t stand up to the dictators, history has shown us that they keep coming back. They keep coming back. Their appetite for power keeps growing. We can support the Ukrainian people as they defend their country or stand by while Russia continues its atrocities and its aggression,” he explained.

Along these lines, Biden has emphasized that “every day you can see in the news the atrocities and war crimes that are being committed by the Russian forces in Ukraine, led by Putin.” “We see the incredible bravery of the Ukrainian fighters defending their country with everything they have,” she added.

“That’s why we’re making it difficult for Russia to get semiconductors and advanced technologies that could be used to enhance its military during this conflict, and why we’re taking steps to make it easier for us to have what we need here in the United States during a global shortage of semiconductors.” , he has argued.

In this way, Biden has stressed that “the United States leads its allies and partners around the world to ensure that the brave Ukrainians who fight for the future of their nation have the weapons, capabilities, ammunition and equipment to defend themselves in the face of Putin’s brutal war”.

“Before Russia attacked, we made sure that Ukraine had ‘Javelin’ missiles and other weapons to strengthen its defenses and that Ukraine was prepared for whatever might happen. Over the past two months, we have continued to move even more resources and equipment at a fast pace to Ukraine. We have ensured that there are no interruptions in the flow of equipment to Ukraine.”

In this context, the US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, held a telephone conversation with the UK Foreign Minister, Liz Truss, in which both discussed “the delivery of additional humanitarian and security assistance to Ukraine”, without further details being revealed.

“Both have discussed the economic consequences for those who continue to provide financial or material support that helps in the Kremlin’s war against Ukraine,” the US State Department said in a statement, stressing that Blinken “has reaffirmed its support to Ukraine, where the brave Ukrainian people continue to defend themselves against the brutal attacks of Putin’s war of aggression.

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