Biden will visit Ukraine, optimistic Zelensky

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has called on US President Joe Biden to visit Kiev. Zelensky hopes Biden will visit Kiev. However, he also raised the issue of Biden’s security during his visit to Ukraine. Zelensky reiterated that he would not leave the eastern part of the country to Moscow to end the war with Russia. Zelensky made the remarks in a lengthy interview aired on CNN on Sunday.. . . . . . . .

Asked if he knew anything about the US president’s plans for a visit to Ukraine, Zelensky said: “I think he will come (to Ukraine). But it is definitely his decision. In addition, it depends on the security situation. But I think he is the president of the United States and that is why he should come here (Ukraine) and see what is happening here. ‘

Biden told reporters on Thursday that a decision on whether to send a senior official to Ukraine to show that the United States was on Ukraine’s side would be made soon. According to Reuters, the Biden administration is considering sending Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin or Secretary of State Anthony Blinken to Ukraine. Zelensky made the remarks after British Prime Minister Boris Johnson paid a surprise visit to Kiev last week.

Earlier in the day, White House Press Secretary Jane Sackie said in an interview that President Joe Biden had no plans to visit Ukraine.

In an interview with CNN on Saturday, Zelensky emphasized the need to intensify Russia’s offensive in Ukraine. The British daily The Guardian reports that the Russian offensive in the Ukrainian capital, Kiev, could take a dramatic turn as Russian troops move north.

Zelensky also said that Ukraine would not give up in the northern part of the country to end the war with Russia. There are about 40,000 Ukrainian troops stationed in the Danvas region. Zelensky, meanwhile, acknowledged that there could be indefinite fighting between the two sides on various fronts in the region.

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