President Biden meets Zelensky on surprise visit to Ukraine

Photo by: President Joe Biden - Facebook
Photo by: President Joe Biden - Facebook

(Kyiv) -- President Biden made a surprise visit to Ukraine Monday just days ahead of the one-year anniversary of Russia's invasion.

He met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky for talks, announced another half billion in aid and released a statement.

It read, in part, that he'd made the trip to reaffirm America's unwavering commitment to Ukraine's democracy, sovereignty and territorial integrity.

Biden went on to note that when Russian President Vladimir Putin launched this war he "thought Ukraine was weak and the West was divided."

Biden said "He thought he could outlast us," but added "He was dead wrong."