Biden praises Denmark for 'standing up' for Ukraine in war with Russia
U.S President Joe Biden thanked Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen on Monday for Denmark's role in a Western alliance "standing up" for Ukraine as it tries to fend off Russia’s 15-month-old invasion.
The Oval Office visit was the first of a pair of critical meetings Biden is holding with European allies this week that will focus heavily on what lies ahead in the war in Ukraine - including the recently launched effort to train, and eventually equip, Ukraine with American-made F-16s fighter jets. Biden will meet Thursday with British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak.
Both Britain and Denmark are playing a pivotal role in the nascent joint international plan that Biden recently endorsed after months of resisting calls from Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy for U.S. aircraft.