Zelensky says Biden's visit leaves Ukraine "closer to victory"

Volodymyr Zelensky, President of Ukraine

© APA | Volodymyr Zelensky, President of Ukraine

# 20 February 2023 15:57 (UTC +04:00)

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said negotiations between his and US President Joe Biden’s teams in Kyiv were a major boost to his country, APA reports citing CNN.

“This conversation brings us closer to victory,” Zelensky said, speaking alongside Biden on Monday.

The results of this visit will surely be seen and will surely have repercussions on the battlefield in liberating our territories,” he added.
The Ukrainian leader also called Biden's surprise visit the most important in the “history of the Ukraine-US relationship.”

“Ukrainians remember the focus, attention, the attitude that President Biden and the US have given to Ukraine,” Zelensky added.

“I thank you for this level of US-Ukraine cooperation,” he said.

Zelensky said he had discussed the supply of more advanced Western weapons to Ukraine, and cited the recent decision by the US to send Abrams tanks to the country as another defining moment.

“The decision of the US on Abrams tanks has already presented a foundation for establishing a tank coalition and is of historic importance,” he said. “We’ve also talked about long-range weapons and the weapons that may still be supplied to Ukraine – even though have not been supplied before.”