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22:27 20 Jan 2021

The U.S. is steadfast in supporting Ukraine: embassy statement

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The United States will remain steadfast in its support for Ukraine with the new administration of President Joe Biden, whose inauguration took place on January 20.

According to the EP, Chargé d'affaires of the United States in Ukraine, Kristina Kvien stated this.

She noted that in the coming months, Biden and his administration would work on shaping domestic and foreign policy.

"But let me assure you of one thing: the United States will remain steadfast in its support for a prosperous, democratic, and free Ukraine that must be protected within its internationally recognized borders, including Donbas and Crimea, and resilient to Russian aggression," the statement said on the occasion of the inauguration of the President of the United States.

Earlier, Joe Biden was sworn in as President of the United States and officially became the 46th leader of the United States.

At the inauguration ceremony, Biden was sworn in by Chief Justice of the Supreme Court John Roberts on the Western Front of the Capitol.

The ceremony began with the US national anthem and prayer.

Prior to that, Kamala Harris took the oath of Office of the Vice President of the United States and became the first woman in US history in this position.

"I solemnly swear that I will uphold and protect the United States Constitution from all enemies, both foreign and domestic, that I must bear true faith and devotion to it; that I accept this duty freely, with no mental reservations or goals; and that I will perform well and honestly the duties associated with the position I intend to take. God help me," Harris said.

Who is Biden?

Joseph Biden was a senator from the state of Delaware for over 35 years and served as vice president in the administration of the 44th US President Barack Obama; he is considered one of the most authoritative and experienced representatives of the Democratic Party.

At the time of his inauguration on January 20, 2021, he was 78 years old: he became the oldest president in the history of the United States.

Офіційно: Байден став 46-м президентом США

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How Biden became President of the United States

In the US national election, Biden received nearly 81.3 million votes. Donald Trump had 74.2 million votes.

According to the results of the vote of the Board of Electors, the representative of the Democratic Party also gained a significant advantage (306 voters, against Trump's 232).

On January 7, Congress approved Joe Biden's victory in the November 2020 presidential election.

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