U.S. President Biden makes a surprise visit to Ukraine as the conflict with Russia nears the one-year mark. And, a global security conference is held in Munich.
U.S. President Joe Biden met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in Kyiv on Monday. Biden pledged more military aid and support for Ukraine during the secret unannounced trip.
Meanwhile, leaders gathered in Germany for the Munich Security Conference over the weekend. The Russia-Ukraine conflict was at the top of the agenda.
Joining the discussion:
- Viktor Olevich is a lead expert at the Center for Actual Politics, a Moscow- based think tank.
- Klaus Larres is a professor of history and international affairs at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
- Victor Gao is chair professor at Soochow University.
- Joel Rubin is a former deputy assistant secretary of state.
President Biden makes a surprise visit to Kyiv in dramatic show of U.S. support for Ukraine days before anniversary of invasion https://t.co/iqUrTrRqvq
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) February 20, 2023
Under clear blue skies, President Biden walked into downtown Kyiv with President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine just as an air-raid alarm wailed.
Biden said he was in Kyiv on a surprise visit to discuss additional U.S. support for Ukraine.https://t.co/L2Dftje5E5 pic.twitter.com/5PotkPc66D
— The New York Times (@nytimes) February 20, 2023
In her remarks at the Munich Security Conference, US Vice President Kamala Harris accused Russia of committing crimes against humanity in Ukraine. pic.twitter.com/CKESHch3JN
— DW News (@dwnews) February 19, 2023