BREAKING UPDATE: Russia told in advance of US President Joe Biden´s visit to Kyiv

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14:13 (February 20) – Reports are coming in that the US advised Russia in advance of the visit by Joe Biden to Kyiv.

The advice is understood to be normal diplomatic etiquette in situations such as the one in Ukraine.

For their part the Russians have used the news as an opportunity to push more disinformation saying they could have threatened the Americans if the wanted to, but that they provided guarantees that he would not be harmed.


11:14 (February 20) – US President Joe Biden has arrived in Kyiv in a surprise visit, the first to the region since the start of the war in Ukraine.

The Kyiv Independent reported on Monday, February 20, that the president was in town for talks with Volodymyr Zelensky.

The trip follows Zelensky´s visit to Washington in December 2022 at which time promised to provide Ukraine with all the support that it needed in dealing with the invading forces.

He said: “We are going to give Ukraine what it needs to succeed on the battlefield.”

The trip is according to the White House spokesperson Karine Jean-Pierre to mark the one year anniversary of the invasion and will see Biden also travel to Poland. There he is due to meet with President Andrzej Duda to discuss bilateral cooperation and support for Ukraine.

It is understood that he will also meet with leaders of the Bucharest Nine (B9), a group of Eastern European NATO Allies.

The surprise visit by US President Joe Biden comes on the same day China is accused of providing lethal support to Russia.

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