US, Germany will continue to stand together to support Ukraine - Biden

US, Germany will continue to stand together to support Ukraine - Biden

U.S. President Joe Biden has said that the United States and Germany will continue to stand together to support Ukraine, its reforms, and the Euro-Atlantic aspirations of Ukrainian citizens.

He said this at a joint press conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Washington on Thursday, July 15, according to an Ukrinform correspondent.

"We agree on the importance of further integrating the Western Balkans into the European — into European institutions and in our continued support for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, as well as the continued importance of reforms in the support of their Euro-Atlantic aspirations," Biden said.

He said that the United States and Germany would continue to stand together to defend their Eastern Flank allies at NATO against Russian aggression.

Biden also mentioned the Russian gas pipeline being built in the Baltic Sea.

"I reiterated my concerns about Nord Stream 2. Chancellor Merkel and I are absolutely united in our conviction that Russia must not be allowed to use energy as a weapon to coerce or threaten its neighbors," he said.

He also said that today, Germany and the United States were launching a climate and energy partnership "to support energy security and the development of sustainable energy, sustainable energy technologies, and emerging economies, including in Central Europe and Ukraine."

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