Biden, Trudeau say 'inseparable' nations won't fail Ukraine
President Joe Biden and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday celebrated the close, "inseparable" U.S.-Canada relationship and vowed that the two nations remain committed to defending Ukraine as it tries to repel a Russian invasion that has no end in sight.
Biden and Trudeau met just days after Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping held talks for the first time since the start of the war. The Chinese and Russian leader agreed to deepen economic bonds between their two countries. But Biden argued that Western resolve remains stronger and warned Russia that the U.S., Canada and their allies would defend "every inch of NATO territory."
The president also bristled at the notion that Russia has managed to expand a partnership with Beijing that is allowing Moscow to sustain its economy and war effort despite the U.S. lining up an international coalition to economically isolate Russia with a barrage of sanctions. China, however, thus far has refrained from providing Russia weapons since the start of the war, according to the White House.
"We have significantly expanded our alliances," Biden said with Trudeau by his side during a joint news conference. "Tell me how in fact you see a circumstance where China has made a significant commitment to Russia? What commitment can they make?"
At an earlier appearance with Biden before the Canadian Parliament, Trudeau said his country — which has provided Kyiv with artillery, ammunition, armor and tanks — remained committed to Ukraine's cause.
"As you well know, Mr. President, Canada will continue to stand strong with Ukraine, with whatever it takes," Trudeau said.
The whirlwind visit by Biden — his first visit to Canada as president — was meant to showcase U.S....
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