April 2, 2023

Joe Biden, the president of america, has made an unannounced go to to Kyiv, in a present of solidarity simply days earlier than the primary anniversary of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine.

Talking alongside President Volodymyr Zelenskyy at Mariinskyi Palace, Biden on Monday cited the fears almost a yr in the past that Russian forces would possibly swiftly seize the Ukrainian capital.

“One yr later, Kyiv stands,” Biden mentioned, jamming his finger for emphasis on his stand adorned with the US and Ukrainian flags. “And Ukraine stands. Democracy stands. The People stand with you and the world stands with you.”

For the reason that begin of the warfare, the US has offered Ukraine with billions of {dollars} in safety help. In Kyiv, Biden introduced a further $500m bundle, together with shells for howitzers, anti-tank missiles, air surveillance radars and different help – however no new superior weaponry.

Zelenskyy mentioned he and Biden spoke about “long-range weapons and the weapons which will nonetheless be provided to Ukraine despite the fact that it wasn’t provided earlier than”, however he didn’t element any new commitments.

The 2 leaders additionally visited Saint Michael’s cathedral collectively. Air-raid sirens howled over the capital as they exited the gold-domed constructing, however Zelenskyy and Biden continued unperturbed, continuing to put a wreath and maintain a second of silence on the Wall of Remembrance honoring Ukrainian troopers.

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