Biden declares ‘Kyiv stands strong’ to mark anniversary of Russian invasion

President Biden on Tuesday declared that Ukraine and its capital remain free despite Russia’s yearlong invasion and offered unwavering support for the war-torn country.

“One year ago, the world was bracing for the fall of Kyiv. Well, I have just come from a visit to Kyiv and I can report that Kyiv stands strong. It stands tall and it stands free,” Mr. Biden said in remarks from the Royal Castle in Warsaw, Poland.

Mr. Biden hailed the NATO alliance, saying it was tested by Russian President Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine and came out stronger.

Saying Mr. Putin thought NATO would “roll over,” Mr. Biden lauded the U.S. and its allies for blocking Russia from an easy victory.

“We did respond, we would be strong, we would be united and the world would not look the other way,” Mr. Biden said to applause from the thousands of onlookers waving Polish, U.S. and
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