U.S. President Joe Biden revealed, on Monday, that he will probably not visit Ukraine during a trip to Europe that starts this week.
Biden first noted “that depends” when asked if he planned to visit Ukraine but then he said, “on this trip, not likely.”
He is among the few Western leaders who have not yet visited Ukraine to show support against the Russian invasion. However, he did go as far as Poland, which borders Kiyv to the west, in late March.
In the same vein, Biden indicated that he is in close contact with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, speaking to him “almost four times a week.”
Last week, Russian state media released footage of three Americans who went missing in Ukraine after they travelled to the country to fight alongside Ukrainian forces against Moscow.
Although videos surfaced on pro-Russian channels and social media appearing to show the detained at an unknown location, Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov told CNN that he does not know anything about the American fighters.
The American President said he has been briefed on the three Americans who have gone missing in Ukraine amid the Russian invasion.
“We don’t know where they are, but I want to reiterate: Americans should not be going to Ukraine now,” he responded to a question from CNN’s MJ Lee at the White House.