U.S. President Joe Biden on Feb. 16, 2023.
Kevin Lamarque | Reuters
U.S. President Joe Biden made a surprise visit to Kyiv, Ukraine Monday in a show of solidarity, nearly a year after Russia began its full-scale invasion of the country.
“Joseph Biden, welcome to Kyiv! Your visit is an extremely important sign of support for all Ukrainians,” Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said on Telegram on Monday.
Biden’s visit comes after a concerted show of international support from global leaders and politicians during the Munich Security Conference over recent days.
On Feb. 18, Biden’s second-in-command, Vice President Kamala Harris, announced that Washington had determined that Russia had committed crimes against humanity in Ukraine, upgrading the U.S. administration’s March pronouncement that Moscow had committed war crimes.
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