“I don’t underestimate China or Russia but I think we overestimated” their alliance. These are the words of the President of the United States, Joe Biden, who thus answers questions about the relationship between Russia and China after Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to Moscow and his meeting with Vladimir Putin in the Kremlin.
“We’ve been talking for 3 months” about Beijing’s possible contribution to the war waged by Russia in Ukraine, says Biden, in Ottawa, at a joint press conference with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, but the Chinese “have not yet supplied Moscow” with weapons. . “It doesn’t mean they won’t do it,” says the US president. “But they haven’t done it yet.” “If something happens, the West is willing to do more,” he says.
Canada and the United States will provide the necessary support to Ukraine. “As you well know, Mr. President, Canada will continue to stand by Ukraine whatever it takes. We are both partners that Ukraine and the world can count on,” Trudeau said. From Biden, new blows to Putin.
“His desire for conquest and power has so far been unsatisfied,” says the first man in the White House. “The love of the Ukrainian people for their country will prevail.” He repeated, “Putin was confident that at this point he would break NATO. We will keep the alliance strong and united, and we will defend every inch of NATO’s territory: an attack on one of us is an attack on all.”