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Ukraine war

Biden in surprise Kyiv trip ahead of Russia invasion anniversary

Zelenskyy calls visit an 'extremely important sign of support'

U.S. President Joe Biden and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy shake hands after the American leader arrives in Kyiv on a surprise visit.    © Reuters

KYIV (Reuters) -- U.S. President Joe Biden made an unannounced visit to Kyiv on Monday in a show of support ahead of the one-year anniversary of Russia's invasion, promising President Volodymyr Zelenskyy that Washington would stand with Ukraine as long as it takes.

Air raid sirens blared across the Ukrainian capital as Biden visited Kyiv, although there were no reports of Russian missile or air strikes.

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