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NextImg:'As long as it takes': Biden reaffirms support for Ukraine during unannounced visit to Kyiv

President Joe Biden reiterated the United States's support for Ukraine Monday while on his unannounced visit to Kyiv.

"We have every confidence you're going to continue to prevail," Biden said during his meeting with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, adding that the U.S. will support its Eastern European ally for "as long as it takes," per BBC.


Biden has since landed in Poland, where he is expected to make a speech on Tuesday. Biden's trip to Kyiv included the unveiling of a new aid package to Ukraine that's valued at $500 million. Other members of the Biden administration are visiting other countries across Eurasia, such as Secretary of State Antony Blinken in Greece.

US President Joe Biden, left, walks with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy at St. Michaels Golden-Domed Cathedral during an unannounced visit, in Kyiv, Ukraine, Monday, Feb. 20, 2023. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Ahead of Friday's one-year anniversary of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, Biden said Russian President Vladimir Putin was "dead wrong" to think Russia could outlast Ukraine and its Western allies. Putin is expected to make a state of the nation speech Tuesday in Moscow, which is sure to offer a stark contrast between the two leaders and how they view the war in Ukraine.

The White House informed Russia of Biden's planned visit ahead of time, according to Jake Sullivan, Biden’s national security adviser, in an attempt to avoid conflict. But the president's visit to Ukraine did not go over well in Moscow, according to CNN, where military circles saw the move as an upstaging of Putin on the eve of his major address, where he is expected to celebrate Russia's efforts in the war.

Biden is expected to return home to Washington, D.C., on Wednesday.

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