(RightIsRight.co) – The mainstream leftist media are heaping praise on President Joe Biden for his surprise visit to Ukraine, which has been fighting off the invasion of Putin’s Russia for almost a full year now.
Biden unexpectedly arrived in the Ukrainian capital Kyiv on Monday after a secret train trip as a show of support to the victim of the Russian aggression ahead of the war’s first anniversary on February 24.
From there, he left for a two-day visit to Poland, a key US ally and fellow member of the NATO alliance.
In the year since Putin’s troops invaded, Ukraine’s survival and Russia’s massive losses have been largely due to the growing military aid for the former from the United States and its allies.
“One year later, Kyiv stands. And Ukraine stands. Democracy stands. The Americans stand with you, and the world stands with you,” Biden declared in Kyiv, AP reported, as cited by Breitbart News.
Standing alongside Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky at Mariinsky Palace, he recalled fears from a year ago that Russia may steamroll through Ukraine.
In Kyiv, Biden also announced a new $460 million military aid package for Ukraine consisting of howitzer shells, anti-tank weapons, and air surveillance radars.
“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,” Biden promised.
Mainstream media outlets lauded the Democrat president’s Ukraine visit as “audacious” and “defiant” of danger.
“[Biden’s Ukraine visit is] a defiant display of Western solidarity with a country still fighting what he called ‘a brutal and unjust war’ days before the first anniversary of Russia’s invasion,” wrote The Associated Press’s Evan Vucci, John Leicester, Aamer Madhani, and Zeke Miller.
Over at The New York Times, authors Marc Santora, Peter Baker, and Michael D. Shear called Biden’s trip “a dramatic moment captured on video that underscored the investment the United States has made in Ukraine’s independence.”
The Atlantic’s Eliot Cohen said an American president’s visit to Ukraine was just as important as supplying the latter with “long-range missiles,” “super-accurate artillery shells,” and surface-to-air missiles.”
“Other heads of government preceded him, earning deserved credit. But it is an altogether different thing when the president of the United States—who is, indeed, the leader of the Free World—shows up. His words mattered,” Cohen wrote.
“President Biden made an unannounced visit to Kyiv on Monday, an audacious and somewhat risky trip aimed at expressing solidarity with Ukrainians as Russia’s invasion of their country heads into a second year,” wrote Joanna Kakissis and Deepa Shivaram from National Public Radio (NPR).
NBC News author Peter Nicholas described Biden’s trip as a “historic” display of “support and solidarity with a democratic nation.”
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