Biden’s Visit to Kiev Cost Ukrainian Taxpayers More Than $1.6 Million

US President Joe Biden (R) walks next to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky (L) as he arrives for a visit in Kiev on February 20, 2023InternationalIndiaAfricaUS President Joe Biden on 20 February made an unannounced visit to Kiev to hold talks with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and discuss US weapon supplies.US President Joe Biden’s visit to Kiev has cost Ukrainian taxpayers more than $1.6Mln, according to media reports citing authorities. In contrast, the average monthly salary in Ukraine is approximately $400.The funds were allocated for the protection of the US President, the organization of a tour in Kiev and the preparation of a banquet.A separate expense was “for the organization of a crowd of civilians to chant about the friendship that exists between the US and Ukraine”, according to media reports.Russia’s Special Operation in UkraineUS Provided $30 Billion in Military Aid to Kiev Under Biden Administration Says US Defense Ministry20 February, 20:09 GMTBiden arrived in Kiev on 20 February. After the visit, Biden announced a new $500Mln aid package to Ukraine, which included HIMARS MLRS, as well as “billions” in direct budgetary support.


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