United States president Joe Biden and Nato allies will stand by the side of Ukraine for as long as it takes with hundreds of thousands of military aid coming to help defend eastern Europe.

This was the statement issued by the US leader at the end of the two-day summit. Also, Biden announced another $800 million (£660 million) of military aid to Kyiv. However, questions were in the aid as to how much would be involved in the plans to create a 300,000-strong force meant to fend off Russian attacks, the Guardian reported.

“We’re gonna stick with Ukraine, and all of the allies will stick with Ukraine, as long as it takes, and in fact make sure they are not defeated,” Biden said in a press conference.

The US leader was also asked whether there would be a limit on the US military aid and financial support heading Kyiv’s way. He also did not touch on how the Russians would be kicked out.

“I don’t know how it’s going to end, but it will not end with a Russian defeat of Ukraine,” he said.

For now, the new batch of military aid headed Kyiv’s way is expected to be delivered in the coming days. This reportedly includes new advanced weapon and air defense systems, more artillery ammunition, counter-battery radar, additional ammunition for Himars [rocket artillery] and a couple of large rocket systems.

The military aid of the United States to Ukraine has already exceeded $7 billion. Washington is undeniably the biggest donor of advanced weapons systems of the type that Kyiv says it desperately needs to blunt a gradual but remorseless Russian advance in the eastern Donbas region.

For its part, the UK is also making available an additional £1 billion of lethal aid, for electronic warfare, air defense and ammunition that would now total £2.3 billion.

The president’s address concluded one of Nato’s most significant meetings, the alliance having been revitalized and transformed by Russia’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine in February.

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy speaks on screen during the 64th Annual GRAMMY Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 03, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for The Recording Academy

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