Five hours in Kyiv: Biden upstages Putin ahead of dueling speeches on anniversary of Russian invasion

February 22, 2023

“This was a risk that Joe Biden wanted to take,” said White House Communications Director Kate Bedingfield. “This is the largest land war in Europe in three-quarters of a century, and you’re succeeding against all and every expectation except your own. The Americans stand with you, and the world stands with you.”“Putin’s war of conquest is failing,” he said. Publicly they present themselves as a country striving for peace in Ukraine,” said Blinken on NBC’s Meet the Press. Rob Portman (R-OH); and Dalibor Rohac, senior fellow, AEI