Despite the fact that President Joe Biden has imposed further sanctions against Russia in response to its invasion of Ukraine, he has stated that the American military will remain neutral in the battle.
Vice President Kamala Harris was asked if her position on the issue would change during an appearance with CBS Mornings host Gayle King on Wednesday.
King was telling Harris, “We see innocent civilians being killed, we see children being killed, and the administration has made it clear there will be no boots on the ground.”
“Well, Gail, you’re absolutely right,” Harris responded. “It’s heart-wrenching. It’s heartbreaking. The image of a missile that fell struck just right next to a children’s playground.”
She further admitted that the Ukrainians who are defending their country as citizens out of pride and a recognition of what is at stake in terms of their vitality and freedom.
“But I will tell you, the president is clear. We are clear. We are not going to put U.S. troops in Ukraine to fight the Russians, not on the ground and not in the air.” Harris immediately added.
While limiting energy output, the Biden administration is delivering aid to Ukraine.
“But also, we will continue to do with the billions of dollars of humanitarian, security, and military assistance that we have been providing Ukraine,” Harris commented.
Many critics, however, believe that, despite its backing for Ukraine, the Biden administration has aided Russia’s economy by stifling domestic oil development.