'We Know How That Ended In 1930s': Blinken, Cameron Present United Front Against Putin's Invasion
Top diplomats from the U.S. and the UK on Thursday declared that their countries are in 'lock-step' on supporting Ukraine despite budget debates in Washington, TURAN's U.S. correspondent reports.
"There’s a very clear choice before us: Are we going to ensure that Putin’s aggression against Ukraine remains a failure; or will Putin prove that, as he believes, he can outlast us, he can divide us, he cannot only continue to threaten Ukraine but take that aggression elsewhere, including, potentially to countries in NATO?" Secretary of State Antony Blinken told a joint briefing with British Foreign Secretary David Cameron following their bilateral talks at the State Department.
Speaking about the Ukraine aid debate in U.S. Congress, Blinken said supplemental is important "because the people who want to see it fail, the people who want to see it not go forward, are sitting in Moscow, they’re sitting in Tehran, they’re sitting in Beijing."
Cameron agreed, saying that he wanted to be in Washington DC this week to "make the point about how important it is that we go on funding Ukraine and helping Ukraine in every way we can to resist Putin's illegal invasion."
"I see it as the challenge of our generation. Just as my grandfather’s generation had to fight off Nazi aggression in Europe, we are fighting against Russian aggression in Europe," he said.
Cameron went on to add in the 1930s the West didn’t act fast enough to deal with the evil dictator who was invading European countries and redrawing borders by force, and "we know how that ended."
"And I think strength through deterrence and helping your allies and stopping this appalling invasion is absolutely essential," he emphasized.