Biden in Kyiv: U.S. will support Ukraine 'for as long as it takes'

During an unannounced visit to Kyiv, President Biden on Monday met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to pledge continued support ahead of the first anniversary of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. "Freedom is priceless," Biden said in a joint press conference. "It's worth fighting for, for as long as it takes, and that's how long we're going to be with you, Mr. President," he added.

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You see how little bit Yes Thank you very much for coming Mr President that is a huge moment of supporting the Ukraine and what can I say I really appreciate that President Biden American society being from the very beginning of this tragedy from the very beginning of this full scale war on the first day has been together with us first phone call of support it was from White House to Ukraine Mr President Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy the president's State of America, Joe Biden Mr President I'm delighted to be able to repay your visit to our country in Washington not long ago you told us told the Congress quote we have no fear nor should anyone in the world have it end of quote you and all Ukrainians Mr President remind the world every single day with the meaning of the word courage is from all sectors of your economy all walks of life. It's astounding astounding remind us that freedom is priceless. It's worth fighting for as long as it takes and that's how long we're going to be with you Mr President for as long as it takes we'll do it Thank you.