Washington [US]: Condemning Russia’s missile strikes across Ukraine, US President Joe Biden on Monday expressed his condolences to the families of those killed and said that such attacks only further reinforce the US’ commitment to stand with the people of Ukraine for as long as it takes.
“We offer our condolences to the families and loved ones of those who were senselessly killed today and our best wishes for the recovery of those who were wounded,” the White House said in a statement. The US will continue to impose sanctions on Russia for its aggression against Ukraine, the statement added and said that these fatal attacks only further reinforce the commitment of the US to stand firmly with the people of Ukraine during the ongoing crisis.
“Alongside our allies and partners, we will continue to impose costs on Russia for its aggression, hold Putin and Russia accountable for its atrocities and war crimes, and provide the support necessary for Ukrainian forces to defend their country and their freedom,” the White House Statement read.
“We again call on Russia to end this unprovoked aggression immediately and remove its troops from Ukraine,” the statement added.
Meanwhile, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken also spoke with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Dmytro Kuleba and reiterated US support for Ukraine.
Taking to Twitter, Blinken wrote, “I just spoke with @DmytroKuleba to reiterate US support for Ukraine following the Kremlin’s horrific strikes this morning. We will continue to provide unwavering economic, humanitarian, and security assistance so Ukraine can defend itself and take care of its people.”