President Joe Biden welcomed Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky to the White House on Wednesday. The two leaders convened at the White House for a historic meeting that marked Zelensky’s first trip outside Ukraine since the country was invaded by Russia in February.

The trip was arranged for the presidents to discuss Ukraine’s path forward in the ongoing war.

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During the meeting, Biden announced he would be imposing costs on Russia and insisted on his continued support of Ukraine. Earlier this month, the Biden administration announced it would send nearly $2 billion in additional security to the European nation, including a new air defense system.

“It’s an honor to be by your side in the united defense against what is a brutal, brutal war that is being waged by Putin,” Biden said in the Oval Office. “The Ukrainian people continue to inspire the world. I mean that sincerely – not just inspire us, but inspire the world with their courage.”

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