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Biden says he won’t visit Ukraine during his trip to Europe

Biden says he will NOT visit Ukraine on his trip to Europe after British Prime Minister Boris Johnson went to Kiev for the second time

  • Biden said he will not visit Ukraine on his upcoming trip to Europe
  • He said he talks to President Volodymyr Zelensky three or four times a week
  • Biden leaves for a G7 meeting in Germany next weekend, then heads to Spain for a NATO meeting
  • He and the Japanese Prime Minister are the only G7 leaders who have not visited Kiev
  • British Prime Minister Boris Johnson visited for the second time last week
  • The leaders of France, Germany and Italy made a joint trip there last week to meet Zelensky as Ukraine submitted its application for EU accession

President Joe Biden said Monday he will not visit Ukraine on his upcoming trip to Europe, but he said he talks with President Volodymyr Zelensky three or four times a week.

Biden leaves for a G7 meeting in Germany at the end of the week and then heads to a NATO summit in Spain.

“Probably not on this trip,” he said when asked if he would travel to Ukraine.

He said a visit to Kiev depends on “whether it causes more trouble for Ukrainians, or distracts from what’s going on.”

“I’ve met Zelensky — I talk to him three, four times a week,” he told reporters while walking on the beach in Rehoboth, where he’s spending Father’s Day weekend with his family.

Biden and Japanese Prime Minister Katsura Tarō are the only two G7 leaders not to visit Zelensky in Kiev.

President Joe Biden said he will not visit Ukraine on his upcoming trip to Europe, but he said he talks with President Volodymyr Zelensky three or four times a week.

President Joe Biden said he will not visit Ukraine on his upcoming trip to Europe, but he said he talks with President Volodymyr Zelensky three or four times a week.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson visited Ukraine last week for the second time since the Russian invasion in February and met Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson visited Ukraine last week for the second time since the Russian invasion in February and met Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson visited Ukraine last week for the second time since the Russian invasion began in February.

The leaders of France, Germany and Italy made a joint trip there last week to meet Zelensky as Ukraine submitted its application for EU accession. The three head the European Union’s three largest economies and said they support Ukraine’s candidacy to join the 27-member bloc.

The EU will debate the issue at its summit next week. Ukraine needs approval from all 27 member countries to be approved.

Biden said he expects Ukraine’s application to join the EU will be approved.

“I think that’s very likely to happen,” he said.

Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany Olaf Scholz, President of the French Republic Emmanuel Macron, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky, President of the Council of Ministers of the Italian Republic Mario Draghi and President of Romania Klaus Iohannis visited Romania last week

Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany Olaf Scholz, President of the French Republic Emmanuel Macron, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky, President of the Council of Ministers of the Italian Republic Mario Draghi and President of Romania Klaus Iohannis visited Romania last week

The leaders of France, Germany and Italy made a joint trip there as Zelensky has applied for Ukraine to join the EU - France, Italy and Germany are the largest economies in the 27-member European Union

The leaders of France, Germany and Italy made a joint trip there as Zelensky has applied for Ukraine to join the EU – France, Italy and Germany are the largest economies in the 27-member European Union

French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi visited Ukraine late last week.

The three leaders traveled together from Poland on an overnight train.

Zelensky has asked Europe for more military support in its battle over Russian President Vladimir Putin’s invasion.

The United States has sent $40 billion in aid to Ukraine in the form of military equipment and humanitarian assets.

Johnson promised a major military training program from the United Kingdom during his visit.

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