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Biden makes surprise visit to Ukraine and meets with President Zelensky

Biden makes surprise visit to Ukraine and meets with President Zelensky

Biden makes surprise visit to Ukraine and meets with President Zelensky

The president of USA, Joe Bidenmade an unannounced visit to kyivthe first since the beginning of the Russian invasion, which marks one year on Friday, and met with his Ukrainian counterpart, Volodymyr Zelensky.

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Biden announced, in statements with Zelensky, 500 million dollars in additional aid to Ukraine and announced that this week he will announce more sanctions against Russia.

This meeting comes after Zelensky met Biden on December 21 during a historic visit to Washington, the Ukrainian president’s first trip abroad since the war began.

Ukrainian media showed pictures of the two leaders walking near St. Michael’s Cathedral in central Kiev on a walk today and heading toward a memorial wall honoring Ukrainian soldiers who fell in the war against Russia.

Biden is visiting kyiv as it marks the anniversary of the culmination of the EuroMaidan Revolution, a series of anti-government protests between 2013 and 2014 that toppled pro-Russian President Viktor Yanukovych.

Over a hundred protesters were killed during those protests, many of them in a single day, on February 20, 2014, and are known in Ukraine as the Heavenly Hundred.

Biden’s arrival takes place after the Ukrainian Foreign Minister, Dmytro Kuleba, canceled today’s planned visit to Brussels to meet with his colleagues from the European Union (EU) where new aid to Ukraine will be discussed.

Source: Elcomercio

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