Another $500 Million For Ukraine

  • President Biden made an unannounced visit to Ukraine Monday ahead of the anniversary of Russia’s invasion, where he pledged another $500 million in security aid to the war-torn nation and told Russian President Vladimir Putin that his “war of conquest is failing.”
  • “One year later, Kyiv stands, Ukraine stands, Democracy stands,” Biden said after meeting Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky at Mariinsky Palace in the heart of the capital. “The Americans stand with you and the world stands with you.”
  • Biden, 80, is one of the last Western leaders to set foot in Ukraine since Russia launched its attack on Feb. 24, 2022. The White House had previously confirmed the president would travel to Poland to mark the anniversary, but had denied as recently as Friday that any other stops were planned.