On Friday, Scholz and Biden promise to punish Russia for its ongoing, two-year-old war in Ukraine, as an EU official warned that any armaments supplied by China to Moscow will result in sanctions.
An upper-level government official claimed that Biden and Scholz held a lengthy private meeting in the White Office. They discussed the significance of maintaining “global solidarity” with the Ukrainian people and continuous initiatives to offer Ukraine security, and humanitarian, economic, and political support.
As the United States unveiled a fresh $400 million military aid package for Ukraine that includes ammunition and tactical bridges for moving tanks and armoured personnel carriers, Biden and Scholz met on Friday in Washington, DC. To help bolster supplies in advance of Ukraine’s spring attack, more ammo is being provided.
The US and German presidents’ meeting comes as US authorities warned that Russia would launch a new onslaught against Ukraine in the coming weeks. According to officials in Washington, the leaders discussed the situation of the fight and how to react if China gave Moscow military assistance.
Biden, who was seated next to Scholz in the White Office on Friday, praised the German president’s decision to drastically increase Germany’s military expenditure and diversify Germany’s energy supplies away from Russia and claimed the two leaders had collaborated closely with other allies to help Ukraine.
“As NATO allies, we’re making the alliance stronger,” Biden stated. For “as long as it takes and as long as is necessary,” according to Scholz, it is critical to show that the allies are committed to supporting Kyiv.
Despite Beijing’s denials, sources informed that Washington has started talking to its partners about potential sanctions should Beijing supply Moscow with military assistance for its conflict in Ukraine.
China was allegedly considering giving Russia weaponry in recent weeks, according to Washington, but neither US officials nor any other source have offered any proof of this or indicated that the supply has already begun.
Before the two leaders’ meeting, Karine Jean-Pierre, the White House press secretary, told journalists that “we haven’t yet seen China do anything” in terms of lethal weaponry.
She said that “Every step China takes toward Russia makes it harder for China with Europe and other countries around the world.”