To demonstrate to Kiev that the United States is fully and unwaveringly behind it, President Joe Biden took a secret train Monday from Poland into the conflict-torn Ukraine.
AP informs At Mariinsky Palace, Biden, and his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky recalled the worries voiced over a year before that Russia may invade fast and seize the capital of Ukraine.
Biden declared from behind a podium adorned with the American as well as Ukrainian flags, “One year later, Kyiv and Ukraine is standing. Democracy is up. The whole world is standing with you, as do the Americans.”
On his first trip to the nation, since Russian troops invaded on February 24, 2022, Biden decided that he wants to be seen as well as heard.
As both sides prepare for spring offensives, he also hopes to increase international support for Ukraine as the conflict between the two Eastern European countries is set to worsen.
According to the AP article, Biden promised an additional $500 million in U.S. help in Kyiv, including air surveillance radars, anti-tank missiles, howitzer shells, and other equipment but no new cutting-edge weapons.
More shells are reportedly being consumed by Ukraine each month than the EU defense sector is currently able to generate.
Zelensky responded by claiming that he and Biden had discussed “long-range weapons and the armaments that may still be provided to Ukraine even though it had not been previously supplied.”
He made no more mention of new material commitments for the military.
However, Biden promised Ukraine ongoing assistance, stating that “freedom is valuable. For as long as it takes, it’s worth fighting for.”
“And that’s how long, Mr. President, we’ll be with you,” according to Biden, “for as long it takes.” In response, Zelensky said in English, “We’ll do it.”
The terrible rail accident that obliterated the little local town in East Palestine, Ohio, has not yet been visited by President Biden.