The president of the United States, Joe Biden, assured this Monday that his Government will not send long-range missiles to Ukraine capable of reaching Russian territory, as requested by the Ukrainian authorities.

Asked by reporters at the White House whether he plans to send such weapons to Ukraine, Biden replied that he will not send “missile systems that can reach Russia.”

The US president made these statements just before leaving for the Arlington National Cemetery, on the outskirts of Washington, where he paid tribute, as is tradition, to the dead US soldiers on Memorial Day, which is celebrated today and is a holiday. in the country.

In early May, Biden asked Congress for more money to be able to continue helping Ukraine from Russian aggression but also to guarantee the replenishment of the US military arsenal.

“We need more money to ensure that the United States continues to send arms directly to the front lines of freedom in Ukraine and to continue to support the Ukrainian people financially and humanely,” the president said.

On April 28, Biden formally asked Congress for $33 billion in additional aid to Ukraine, of which more than $20 billion will go to military assistance to support kyiv’s fight against the Russian invasion.

Although Pentagon and White House spokesmen insisted that aid to Ukraine does not affect the country’s own defense capabilities, they also acknowledged that a continuous stockpile assessment is being made whenever shipments are made to Ukraine.

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