Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Sunday urged President Biden to visit his war-torn country, saying it would be good for him as the leader of the United States.
“I think he will,” Zelenskyy said during an interview with CNN’s “State of the Union” co-host Jake Tapper, which aired Sunday.
“I mean, it’s his decision, of course. And about the security situation, it depends. I want to say that. But I think he is the leader of the United States, and that is why he should come here to see,” the Ukrainian leader said.
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On CBS’s “Face The Nation,” host Margaret Brennan asked Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba if it’s important that Mr. Biden not only visit Ukraine, but also reopen the US embassy. in the country.
“We would love to see it in our country and it would be an important message of support for us,” Mr. Kuleba said. “And of course, a personal meeting between two presidents could also pave the way for new supplies and… US weapons for Ukraine and also for discussions on the possible political solution of this conflict.”
Several European leaders have visited the Ukrainian capital kyiv in recent weeks, including British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and the leaders of Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and Poland.
But White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan said last week on NBC’s “Meet The Press” that there are no plans for Biden to visit Ukraine.
“President Biden currently has no plans to travel to kyiv. But what I will tell you is that he sits in the Oval Office and in the Situation Room every day, organizing and coordinating the world when it comes to weapons deliveries,” Mr. Sullivan said.