[PDF] TRANSCRIPT: BROOKINGS HOSTS VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN FOR REMARKS ON THE RUSSIA-UKRAINE CONFLICT

File Photo of Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin in front of U.S. Flag and Russian Flag

… You know, it’s now been 14 months since Russian aggression in Ukraine last spring. And it has literally transformed the landscape of European security. Everybody wants this conflict to end as soon as possible. The question is on whose terms and how will it end. Because it’s not a remote conflict between neighbors arguing over who gets what, what’s happening in Ukraine is about much, much, much more than that. It’s about the rights of nations on the frontier of Europe to choose their own futures; it’s about the future of NATO, our collective self d