It was a daring flight almost unheard of, for a President of the United States.
Appearing in a regularly battered war zone, White House officials described Biden’s surprise visit to Ukraine as “unprecedented in modern times.”
They said previous presidential trips to Iraq and Afghanistan during times of war were backed by a large military presence.
Although there was speculation in the media about the possibility of Biden planning to visit Ukraine while he was in Poland, the visit surprised everyone.
His appearance alongside Ukraine’s President Zelensky in the heart of Kiev amid sirens sounding against raids makes his rhetoric stronger than anything he can say in Poland.