U.S. President Joe Biden arrives in Kyiv
Joe Biden (Photo:REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque)
U.S. President Joe Biden arrived in Kyiv on Feb. 20 for an unannounced visit, according to videofootage shared on social media.
In the footage, Biden can be seen exiting St. Michael’s Cathedral in central Kyiv, during the commencement of an air raid alarm.
Rumors of his arrival were noted by Julian Röpcke, a journalist for the German newspaper Bild.
"Biden is in Kyiv,” Röpcke wrote.
“The city that has supposed to be under Russian control for 360 days. What a strong signal for the dictator Putin.”
Officially, Biden is expected to be in Poland for a three-day visit ahead of the Feb. 24 anniversary of the full-scale Russian invasion.
Biden is not the only foreign dignitary in Kyiv — Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni, and a parliamentary delegation from Israel, have all been reported to have arrived in Kyiv.
Earlier, the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry reported a surprise visit from one of Ukraine's closest partner nations. The center of Kyiv was closed for traffic in the morning on Feb. 20.
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