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One year on: Joe Biden makes surprise visit to Ukraine in show of support

Zelenskyy said he and Biden spoke about "long-range weapons and the arms that may still be supplied to Ukraine even though it wasn't supplied before

US President Joe Biden with Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelenskyy
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US President Joe Biden with Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelenskyy at St Michael’s Golden-Domed Cathedral in Kyiv | PHOTO: REUTERS

Agencies Kyiv
U S President Joe Biden paid an unannounced visit to Ukraine on Monday to meet with President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in a defiant display of Western solidarity with a country still fighting what he called “a brutal and unjust war” days before the one-year anniversary of Russia’s invasion.

“One year later, Kyiv stands,” Biden declared after meeting with Zelenskyy at Mariinsky Palace. “And Ukraine stands. Democracy stands. The Americans stand with you, and the world stands with you,” he added. Biden spent more than five hours in the Ukrainian capital, consulting with Zelenskyy on next steps, honouring the country’s fallen soldiers

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First Published: Feb 20 2023 | 11:32 PM IST

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