Joe Biden visited Kiev
U.S. President Joe Biden made an unannounced visit to Kiev. On Monday, February 20, Biden met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. The meeting took place just days before the anniversary of the start of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, February 24, 2022.
The U.S. President announced an additional $500 million in aid to Ukraine. He also assured Ukrainians of U.S. and allied support. “A year later, Kiev is standing,” Biden said. – Ukraine stands. Democracy stands. Americans support you and the whole world supports you.
Zelensky confirmed the visit of the American colleague in his Telegram channel. “Joseph Biden, welcome to Kiev! Your visit is an extremely important sign of support for all Ukrainians,” Zelensky wrote.
Joe Biden gave a speech and met with Volodymyr Zelenski at the Mariinsky Palace, the Asostiad Press reported. The BBC was the first to report about the visit.
Biden visited Kiev on the ninth anniversary of the shooting of Maidan activists during the Revolution of Dignity. Heroes of the Heavenly Hundred Day is celebrated in Ukraine on February 20, in memory of more than a hundred Maidan activists who died in 2014.