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Joe Biden visits Kyiv in major show of support for Ukraine

US president rallies support for Ukraine days before first anniversary of Russia’s full-scale invasion

Joe Biden has visited the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv, defying threats of Russian missile attacks, to announce a new package of additional US weapons supplies worth $500m (£415m), as Ukraine prepares to mark the sombre anniversary of last year’s full-scale Russian invasion.

The US president, closely surrounded by a large security detail, was escorted by his Ukrainian counterpart, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, on a walkabout around central Kyiv as air sirens could be heard, confirming rumours of a visit that had been circulating during the morning.

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