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    Polish president’s aide highlights Biden’s visit to Kyiv as a sign of support

    A Polish presidential aide has declared that Joe Biden’s trip to Kyiv is an indication of the United States’ steadfastness in supporting Ukraine in its battle against Russia.

    On Monday, much to the surprise of the Ukrainian government, the United States president made an unscheduled trip to the nation’s capital. This visit came one day before his planned arrival in Poland and just days prior to the one-year anniversary of Russia’s attack on Ukraine.

    On Monday, President Joe Biden held a meeting with Ukraine’s leader, Volodymyr Zelensky. He declared a USD 500 million military aid package for Ukraine, including ammunition for the American HIMARS rocket launchers that had already been donated to the country.

    Marcin Przydacz, the chief of the International Policy Bureau for the Polish president, declared to PAP on Monday that Biden’s visit expressed “strong US support” in both concrete and symbolic forms.

    “By his presence in Kyiv, President Joe Biden has confirmed US involvement in further support for Ukraine and his faith in victory,” Przydacz said. “(Polish – PAP) President Andrzej Duda has received this information with huge optimism.”

    Poland expressed its pleasure at the announcement of additional US military assistance to Ukraine, according to Przydacz.

    “We welcome further US declarations of military aid as this brings us significantly closer to peace,” Przydacz said. “The sooner Russia understands it needs to withdraw from this war, the better and safer for us all.”

    Przydacz commented that Poland anticipates Biden’s visit to Warsaw on Tuesday and Wednesday will result in a further enhancement of Nato’s eastern flank.

    He said that the talks between Duda and Biden will be centered around curbing Russian aggression, the application of sanctions on Moscow, and backing Ukraine.

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