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KYIV (Reuters) -U.S. President Joe Biden introduced new army help for Ukraine throughout an unannounced go to to the Ukrainian capital on Monday, exhibiting solidarity with Kyiv days earlier than the primary anniversary of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine.
Air raid sirens blared throughout the Ukrainian capital as Biden visited Kyiv for talks with President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, however there have been no studies of Russian missile or air strikes.
Biden stated Washington would stand with Ukraine so long as it takes. The United States has been by far the most important provider of army help to assist Ukraine repel better-equipped Russian invaders.
“Your visit is an extremely important sign of support for all Ukrainians,” Zelenskiy stated.
Biden stated Washington would offer Kyiv with a brand new army help bundle price $500 million that may be introduced on Tuesday. He stated it will embrace extra ammunition for High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems.
In a speech, Biden counseled Ukraine’s braveness in the course of the conflict and famous that he had visited Kyiv six occasions when he had earlier served as vice chairman.
“I knew I would be back,” he stated.
The air raid sirens wailed whereas Zelenskiy and Biden have been contained in the St Michael’s Golden-Domed Cathedral on a sq. in central Kyiv the place burnt-out Russian tanks have been positioned.
Ukraine is making ready for what it expects to be a significant new Russian offensive that some army analysts say is already below manner.
Biden’s journey fell on the day that Ukraine marks the deaths of greater than 100 folks – now generally known as the Heavenly Hundred – at anti-government protests that finally toppled a Moscow-backed president in 2014.