The Biden administration has been hiding critical information from Americans. Now it’s all out on the table.
And all hell broke loose after Joe Biden made this secret trip to a war zone.
Ever since the Russian invasion of Ukraine in February of 2022, the Biden administration has been funneling billions of dollars worth of military equipment and aid into Ukraine.
What started out as a modest request for ammunition, rifles, and artillery has ballooned to main battle tanks, fighter jets, and even banned phosphorus munitions.
Most agree that Russia’s invasion of Ukraine was unjustified and that seeing the Russian military decimated on the battlefield will likely help American foreign policy goals.
But the prudence of supplying an ever-escalating demand for greater and more powerful weapon systems have left some uncomfortable.
Remember, Russia has the single largest stockpile of nuclear warheads, and they’ve made sure to let the world know they aren’t afraid of using them.
This isn’t a game, but Joe Biden and the Democrats seem to have thrown caution to the wind with their willingness to sacrifice anything and pay any price for Ukraine.
And Biden just made a secret trip to announce millions more of American taxpayer money headed for Ukraine.
President Joe Biden arrived in Kyiv unexpectedly on Monday, as the one-year anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine approaches.
Today, President Biden is in Kyiv to reaffirm America’s unwavering commitment to Ukraine’s democracy, sovereignty, and territorial integrity.
The United States of America will stand with the Ukrainian people for as long as it takes. pic.twitter.com/1IJuCcsVJd
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) February 20, 2023
Biden walked around St. Michael’s Church with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky while air raid sirens rang throughout the besieged city. Biden promised a fresh aid package that will include more javelins and Howitzers, as well as a new round of sanctions against Russia.
“Kyiv stands one year later,” Biden added. “And Ukraine stands. Democracy stands.”
Biden landed in Kyiv at 8 a.m. Monday, and his convoy arrived 30 minutes later at Mariinsky Palace.
“Thank you for coming,” Zelensky remarked as he welcomed Biden.
The clandestine visit came a day before Russian President Vladimir Putin prepares to deliver a speech commemorating the one-year anniversary of the war, which has killed tens of thousands of soldiers on both sides and destroyed Ukrainian cities.
“Putin thought Ukraine was weak and the West was divided,” Biden told reporters. “He thought he could outlast us. I don’t think he’s thinking that right now.”
“He’s just been plain wrong,” Biden said of Putin. “One year later, the evidence is right here in this room. We stand here together.”
Later, Biden stated that the visit was designed to emphasize the United States’ support for Ukraine’s defense.
“I thought it was critical that there not be any doubt, none whatsoever, about US support for Ukraine in the war,” Biden said.
According to CNN, Air Force One took out from Joint Base Andrews at 4:15 a.m. ET on Sunday and reporters accompanying the president were not permitted to bring phones or tablets. Because Ukraine is at war and the United States has no military presence there, the trip was kept under wraps. Among the key aides accompanying Biden was National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan.
Zelensky reportedly invited Biden to Kyiv after visiting Biden in Washington in December.
In November, US Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Mark Milley claimed that 100,000 soldiers had been dead on each side, with up to 40,000 civilians also slain. Hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians have fled the nation.
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