Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky known as on President Biden to go to Ukraine to “come right here to see” the devastation brought on by Russian forces.
In an interview with CNN’s “State of the Union” that aired Sunday, Zelensky was requested if there have been any plans for Biden to go to the nation.
“I feel he’ll. I imply, it’s his resolution, in fact,” Zelensky advised anchor Jake Tapper on Friday. “And concerning the security scenario, it relies upon. I imply that. However I feel he’s the chief of the US, and that’s why he ought to come right here to see.”
Biden beforehand advised reporters throughout a go to to Poland final month that he wished to go to the war-torn nation however claimed others have been stopping him.
“They won’t let me, understandably, I assume, cross the border and try what’s occurring in Ukraine,” Biden stated at a briefing on humanitarian operations in Rzeszow, southeastern Poland, with out clarifying who was holding him again.
White Home Nationwide Safety Adviser Jake Sullivan stated final week there have been no plans for a presidential journey to Ukraine.
“President Biden doesn’t at the moment have any plans to journey to Kyiv. However what I’ll let you know is he sits within the Oval Workplace and within the Scenario Room every day, organizing and coordinating the world in the case of the supply of weapons,” stated Sullivan.
On Thursday, White Home press secretary Jen Psaki additionally shot down the opportunity of Biden visiting the nation.
“He’s prepared for something. The person likes a quick automotive, some aviators — he’s able to go to Ukraine,” Psaki stated on the “Pod Save America” podcast. However she added, “We aren’t sending the president to Ukraine.”
Zelensky’s feedback come after British Prime Minister Boris Johnson met with Zelensky and the 2 males walked the streets of Kyiv in a present of solidarity after Russian troops pulled again from the capital metropolis.
Different leaders who paid latest visits to Ukraine embody European Fee President Ursula von der Leyen and the presidents of Estonia, Poland, Latvia and Lithuania.
The prime ministers of the Czech Republic, Poland and Slovenia additionally traveled to Kyiv on March 15 amid heavy bombardment of the town three weeks into the Russian invasion.
Biden on Thursday instructed that the US was only considering sending a top US official to Kyiv to satisfy with Zelensky.