Biden, G-7 leaders announce major security assurance pact for Ukraine

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from The Washington Post,

President Biden and other world leaders announced a major security program to boost Ukraine’s defenses over the long term, capping a NATO Summit in which Ukraine was not invited to join the alliance but came away with a promise of years’ worth of additional military and humanitarian funding.

White House officials described the pact as a highlight of the gathering in Lithuania, saying it showcased a unified determination by the allies to protect Ukraine from another invasion like the one mounted by Russia last year.

“Today, the members of the G-7 are launching the joint declaration of support for Ukraine to make it clear that our support will last long into the future,” Biden said, flanked by other leaders of G-7 nations and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. “We’re going to help Ukraine build a strong capable defense across land, air and sea, which will be a force of stability in the region and deter against any and all threats.”

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