Biden welcomes NATO leaders, issues more aid to Ukraine

by ian

World leaders are gathering in Washington, D.C., this week for NATO’s 75th anniversary summit.

President Joe Biden kicked off the event with a speech, lauding member states for committing to “every inch of NATO territory across every domain.” He focused especially on Russia’s war with Ukraine, denouncing Russian President Vladimir Putin and announcing yet another aid package for the Ukrainian military.

Biden’s speech comes amid discussions about Ukraine joining the alliance, with Secretary of State Antony Blinken saying earlier today that Ukraine is on an “irreversible” path to NATO membership, which the State Department says will be reflected in a joint communique very soon.

The 2024 presidential election is looming in the background, with Fox News calling the summit a make-or-break event for President Biden as he seeks to quell concerns about his mental fitness.

With Biden increasingly trailing in the polls, NATO leaders are preparing for the return of Donald Trump. Trump frequently criticizes NATO members for failing to meet their financial obligations.