Joe Biden's secret visit to KyivSiddhi Gaharwar

Feb 21, 2023

Biden slipped out of in the dark

Joe Biden departed for war zone Kyiv onboard a small US military aircraft, Air Force C-32, at 4.15 am on Sunday morning

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How Biden travelled from US to Kyiv

The US President flew overnight to the United States' Ramstein Air Base in Germany. The plane was refueled and he flew on to Rzeszow in southeastern Poland

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Biden's secret visit to Kyiv

Joe Biden was accompanied by a small team of his aides, a medical team and security officers. Only 2 journalists were allowed to travel with him

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Journalists sworn to secrecy

The two journalists who were allowed to travel with Biden were sworn to secrecy, had their mobile phones taken away from them and were not allowed to report the visit until after the US President had reached Kyiv

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Joe Biden's 10-hour train journey to Kyiv

Biden boarded a train from Przemysl, a city along the Poland-Ukraine border and travelled 10 hours in the dark with a heavy security presence on board to reach Kyiv

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Joe Biden in Kyiv

Joe Biden, wearing a blue-and-yellow striped tie to showcase the colors of Ukraine’s flag, arrived at the Kyiv-Pasazhyrsky station in the Ukrainian capital at about 8 am local time on Monday.

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Air raid sirens howl on Biden's surprise Kyiv visit

Air raid sirens blared across the Ukrainian capital as Joe Biden walked alongside Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelensky during a historic visit to war-time Kyiv

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Russia notified of visit 'a few hours' before Biden's departure

Russia was notified of the visit "only a few hours before Biden's departure" and Washington did so "for deconfliction purposes"

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Biden's first visit to Ukraine since Russian invasion

This was the US President's first visit to Ukraine since Russian troops invaded on February 24, 2022

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