Biden Makes Surprise Visit to Ukraine, Promises $500 Million in Aid

Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskiy and U.S. President Joe Biden shake hands before a meeting, amid Russia’s attack on Ukraine, in Kyiv, Ukraine February 20, 2023. Ukrainian Presidential Press Service/Handout via REUTERS

KYIV (Reuters)—U.S. President Joe Biden promised new military aid for Ukraine worth $500 million during a surprise visit to Kyiv on Monday, almost a year to the day since Russia’s invasion.

In a trip showing solidarity with Kyiv, Biden also said additional sanctions would be announced this week against the Russian elite and companies trying to evade sanctions to “back the Russian war machine”.

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