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Too many times President Putin has promised peace, and delivered tanks, troops, and weapons. So we will continue to provide Ukraine with security assistance, not to encourage war but to allow Ukraine to defend itself.

— Excerpt from Vice Preisdent Joe Biden’s remarks at the Munich Security Conference at the Hotel Bayerischer Hof in Munich, Germany.