Feb 26, 2023
Allan Britton, PhD
The Russian invasion of Ukraine in 2014 was a devastating event for the country and the international community. This aggression was the result of a long-running conflict between Russia and Ukraine over the control of two territories – Crimea and the Donbas region. In response to this aggression, the United States and other members of the international community have imposed economic sanctions on Russia and sought to provide support to Ukraine. The Biden Administration is committed to continuing these efforts and is working to de-escalate tensions in the region, while also ensuring that Ukraine remains a free and independent nation.
The primary goal of the Biden Administration is to ensure that Ukraine remains a free and independent country and is not subject to further Russian aggression. To this end, the Administration is committed to strengthening Ukraine's sovereignty and protecting its democratic institutions. This includes providing Ukraine with economic and political assistance, as well as humanitarian aid. The United States is also working with its allies and partners to build a strong international coalition that will deter further Russian aggression in the region.
The Administration also seeks to reduce the risk of a nuclear conflict between the United States and Russia. To this end, the Administration is committed to restarting arms control talks with Russia and other nuclear-armed states, however, it must be noted that as of his speech on the 21st of February Putin stated that the talks to resume the START negotiation will not continue. The goal is to ensure that nuclear weapons are never used and that the world is a safer place. The Administration is also pursuing diplomatic and economic measures to hold Russia accountable for its aggression in Ukraine. This includes sanctions, diplomatic pressure, and other forms of diplomatic engagement.
Furthermore, the Biden Administration is committed to supporting the Ukrainian people and their aspirations for a prosperous and secure future. This includes standing with Ukraine as it works to promote democracy, economic reform, and the rule of law. It also includes assisting to help Ukraine address the humanitarian crisis caused by the conflict with Russia. Finally, the Administration is working to strengthen the NATO alliance and bolster transatlantic security.
In conclusion, the Biden Administration is committed to ensuring that the Russian invasion of Ukraine is not rewarded and that Ukraine can remain a free and independent country. The Administration is pursuing diplomatic and economic measures to hold Russia accountable for its aggression in Ukraine, while also providing assistance to Ukraine to help it rebuild and strengthen its democratic institutions. The Administration is also committed to restarting arms control talks with Russia and other nuclear-armed states to reduce the risk of a nuclear conflict and is working to support the Ukrainian people and their aspirations for a prosperous and secure future.
It is doing this by imposing sanctions on Russia, providing economic aid to Ukraine, and engaging in arms control talks with Russia which as stated above, Putin has said the talks will not continue. This will help to reduce the risk of a nuclear conflict, while also supporting Ukraine as it rebuilds and strengthens its democratic institutions.