“Vladimir Putin thought he could tear NATO apart, but our Alliance is stronger than ever and Article 5 is steel,” said Kamala Harris.
The vice president of the USA Kamala Harris reaffirmed earlier today her country’s commitment to transatlantic cooperation and continued support for Ukraine. “The U.S. and Europe will live up to their debt,” Ms. Harris said, referring to Russian “crimes against humanity” identified by the U.S. side that should be brought to justice.
“Vladimir Putin thought he could split NATO, but our Alliance is stronger than ever and Article 5 is steel”, Mrs. Harris said characteristically, speaking at the Munich Security Conference. In a particularly charged speech, the US vice president referred to the courage of the Ukrainians, which she said moves Americans, and expressed confidence that the unity of the allies will endure. He also assured that the US will support Ukraine “as long as necessary”.
Referring to the Russian President, Kamala Harris spoke of “attack on our common values and common humanity”, while regarding the actions of the Russian forces in Ukraine, he noted that the evidence has been examined and it is certain that “it is about for crimes against humanity”, for “brutality and inhumanity” and “justice must be served for the victims, both known and unknown.” The struggle in Ukraine has global implications and “no nation is safe when one country can violate the territorial integrity of another and when a country with imperialist ambitions can act unchecked”he added and warned that “if (Vladimir) Putin succeeds in his attack, then other nations may be emboldened.” The American vice president also condemned the supply of defense equipment to Russia by Iran and North Korea, as well as the tightening of Beijing’s relations with Moscow.
Responding to a question about the US’s anti-inflationary policy (IRA), which is causing concern in Europe, Ms. Harris explained that the US is in the process of reviewing the transition economy to “clean” energy and, referring to the Task Force set up by the US and EU on the matter, said that during her contacts with the President of France, Emmanuel Macron and Chancellor Olaf Soltz, on the sidelines of the Conference, she found that progress had been made in the talks.
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