May 30, 2023

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President Biden is considering sending a top US official to Ukraine

U.S. President Joe Biden said Thursday that the high-level visit, which underscores Washington’s commitment to the besieged nation, is considering sending a top U.S. official to Ukraine.

When asked by reporters after a public appearance at the North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, the US president replied, “We are making that decision now.”

From Russian troops withdrew from the area around Q., Many Western leaders went to the Ukrainian capital to show their support. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson recently paid a surprise visit to the Ukrainian capital, as did other European leaders.

Although Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris are unlikely to come to Kiev at any time, officials are said to have discussed sending Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin or Secretary of State Anthony Blingen.

Earlier this week, White House spokesman Jen Psaki said the president had no plans to travel to Ukraine, insisting that more important than the president’s visit was to continue to provide weapons and assistance.

Biden told Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zhelensky on Wednesday New exports of military goods The value of the United States is $ 800 million.

The Pentagon says the new weapons will include 500 javelin missiles; 300 switchblade drones; 300 armored vehicles; 16 helicopters; Chemical, biological and nuclear safety equipment; And 30,000 bulletproof vests and helmets.

The United States offers an unknown number of objectionable anti-explosives, which are designed to be manually detonated.

* With information from VOA journalists Ken Friedmeier and Anita Powell.

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