US President Joe Biden meets with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on February 20, 2023 during an unscheduled trip to the wartorn country.
US President Joe Biden paid an unannounced major visit to Ukraine on Monday sign of support before completing a year after the start of the invasion of Russia.
sirens from air raid played across the Ukrainian capital while Biden visited Kiev, but there were no reports of Russian missiles or airstrikes.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said Biden’s visit was an “extremely important sign of support for all Ukrainians”.
Joe Biden announced during the visit that he would send a new military aid package to Ukraine 500 million dollars (more than R$2.5 billion), which will be added to the nearly US$50 billion previously offered.
According to a White House statement, Biden will announce the delivery of equipment, including artillery ammunition, antitank systems It is air surveillance radars for Ukrainian troops in addition to the announcement more sanctions against Russia and military support for Ukraine.
Biden said the package would be announced Tuesday and that Washington would also provide more ammunition for Ukraine’s HIMARS artillery missile systems.
US President Joe Biden appears next to President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Kiev Street — Photo: Viacheslav Ratynskyi/Portal US President Joe Biden appears next to President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Kiev Street — Photo: Viacheslav Ratynskyi/Portal
Biden arrived in the Ukrainian capital a day ahead of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s scheduled grand speech to set out goals for the second year of the invasion he launched on February 24 last year.
The anniversary has taken on more than symbolic meaning and has become what the West sees Motivation for the deadliest phase of the war.
Russian troops have shown stagnation in the advance of the invasion in recent weeks. Kyiv and western countries see this as Putin’s strategy focus efforts It is sure profits exactly one year after he was the protagonist at the start of the largest armed conflict in Europe since the Second World War.