Kubrakov shares Biden's signature in guest book at Mariinsky Palace

20 February, 06:43 PM
Joe Biden (Photo:Evan Vucci/Pool via REUTERS)

Joe Biden (Photo:Evan Vucci/Pool via REUTERS)

U.S. President Joe Biden, who paid a visit to Kyiv on Feb. 20, left a personal hand-written address in the guest book of Mariinsky Palace – the official resident of Ukraine’s president, Deputy Minister for Communities, Territories and Infrastructure Development of Ukraine, Oleksandr Kurbako, revealed by sharing the photo of the message on Facebook.

"I am honored to be welcomed again in Kyiv to share our solidarity and friendship with the freedom-loving people of Ukraine,” Biden’s address reads.

“Mr. President, please accept my deepest respect for your courage and leadership. Slava Ukraine! Joe Biden.”

Photo: www.facebook.com/oleksandr.kubrakov

Biden surprisingly started his trip to Europe with a symbolic visit to Kyiv on Feb. 20, despite officially being slated to head to Poland. It was his first visit to Ukraine since the beginning of the Russian full-scale invasion, and the first of any president since 2008, when George Bush Jr. paid a visit to Kyiv. Prior to him, George H.W. Bush visited Kyiv in August 1991, and Bill Clinton visited in 2000.

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