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Air Raid Sirens Heard in Kyiv as Biden Meets Zelensky

Air raid sirens were heard over Kyiv on Monday, February 20, as US President Joe Biden met Ukraine’s leader, Volodymyr Zelensky.

Video posted by Maria Avdeeva on Twitter showed quiet in the streets outside the State Emergency Service in Kyiv as sirens sounded overheard.

Ukrainian First Lady Olena Zelenska said she hoped there would soon “be a peaceful sky all over Ukraine.”

White House National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan told reporters in a press call that Washington had told Moscow before Biden’s arrival that he would be visiting Kyiv, “some hours before his departure for deconfliction purposes.” Credit: Maria Avdeeva via Storyful

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