US President Joe Biden will not travel to war-torn Ukraine, White House confirms

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US President Joe Biden will not visit war-stricken Ukraine, White House press secretary Jen Psaki has confirmed. POTUS’s speculation of undertaking a trip to Ukraine arose after British Prime Minister Boris Johnson visited Kyiv to assess and hold talks on the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

It comes after Western media reported that the Biden administration was considering sending high-level officials to Kyiv to hold dialogues with President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and assess the reality on the ground. It has been reported that the US President, Vice President Kamala Harris, Secretary of State Antony Blinken or Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin will pay a visit.

“No, we are not sending the president to Ukraine,” Psaki said in a press briefing ending all speculation, according to Sputnik.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson meets Zelenskyy in Ukraine

On April 8, British Prime Minister Johnson’s surprise visit began with a meeting with Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelenskyy, who demanded a “strong response” to the Kramatorsk train station attack. Notably, the UK leads in defense support for Ukrainian troops, the anti-war coalition as well as international sanctions against the Russian Federation and notable Russian families.

Speaking to his German counterpart Olaf Scholz, Johnson had stressed that in principle he was open to sending any form of “defensive weapons” to Ukraine. “I am in principle ready to consider anything as defensive weaponry to help Ukrainians protect themselves and their people,” he said.

Prior to his visit to Ukraine, the British Prime Minister mentioned that he spoke to Joe Biden about his visit while pledging his unwavering support for Ukraine. Deliberating on his last discussion with the President of the United States, the British Prime Minister reaffirmed in a tweet that the duo were committed to supporting kyiv during the war.

“We are putting in place a new package of financial and military assistance that demonstrates our commitment to his country’s fight against Russia’s barbaric campaign,” Johnson said after meeting Zelenskyy.

As the international community has shown solidarity with Ukraine, countries, primarily the West, have provided an unrelenting supply of ammunition, weapons and basic amenities to Kyiv. Days into the war, Biden said that the United States would undeniably support Ukrainians in the war, but he could not transport American military and troops to fight Russia in Ukraine because that would amount to a world war and the situation could be catastrophic.

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