This past Monday, nearly a year after the Russian invasion, President Joe Biden made an unexpected visit to Kyiv, Ukraine. After a 10-hour train ride from the Polish border, Biden met with President Volodymyr Zelensky to discuss an increase in military aid and to reassure the Ukrainian leader that the U.S. will continue to support that country in the war.
The two world leaders took to the streets to visit St. Michael’s cathedral to remember fallen soldiers. For Biden, this surprise visit aimed to show Russia’s Vladimir Putin that the strong alliance between the U.S. and Ukraine will not end. The president pledged $500 million in military for artillery ammunition, javelin missiles, howitzers and more.