When the attack happened years ago, Putin thought Ukraine was weak and the West was divided, but he was wrong, Joe Biden assured the Ukrainian president of support.
American members of Congress put pressure on the Biden administration to supply F-16 planes to Ukraine, lobbying the Munich security of Ukrainian officials at the conference.
Munich (Sabah News, APP) US President Joe Biden arrived in Kiev on an unannounced visit to the capital of Ukraine. According to the foreign news agency, this is the first visit of the American president to Ukraine after Russia’s attack on Ukraine. On the occasion of the US President’s visit, aerial bombardment sirens sounded in Kiev, however, the news agency says that there is no report of Russian missiles or bombing. The US President’s visit comes at a time when the one-year anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Kiev, Ukraine is about to be completed.
According to a statement issued by the White House, Biden met with President Volodymyr Zeynskyi at the Ukrainian presidential palace and assured his support. According to the White House, President Biden said that when Russia invaded Ukraine a year ago, Putin believed that Ukraine was weak and the West was divided, so we could be destroyed, but he was very wrong. On this occasion, the US President announced a new military aid package worth 500 million dollars to Ukraine. Joe Biden said that the new military aid to Ukraine includes light multiple rocket launchers. Ukrainian President Vlad Bumir Zelensky said that long-range weapons have been discussed with the American President, which is an important sign of support for the citizens of Ukraine. On the other hand, on the occasion of the security conference in Munich, Germany, the Ukrainian authorities are pressuring the members of the American Congress about the delivery of F-16 fighter jets. According to Saudi media, Ukrainian officials have urged members of the US Congress to pressure US President Joe Biden’s administration to provide F-16 fighter jets to Ukraine. He said that this fighter jet will increase Ukraine’s ability to target Russian missile units with US-made rockets. The lobbying came on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference, where Ukrainian officials, including Foreign Minister Dmitriyk Leba, and Democrats and Republicans in the US Senate and House of Representatives discussed the issue. Senator Mark Kelly, a former astronaut who flew US Navy fighter jets in the past, told Reuters that Ukrainian officials want the F-16 fighter jets to overwhelm Russian air defenses and their drones to strike beyond the Russian front lines.