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Biden says ‘nice to see you’ when asked about Ukraine as Kamala Harris meets Zelensky

President Joe Biden ignored a question from reporters on Ukraine as his vice president met with Ukraine’s president amid rising tensions with Russia.

Mr Biden was filmed leaving the Hamilton restaurant in Washington, DC after having lunch when a reporter asked him if he believed Russia was determined to attack and invade Ukraine.

“Good to see you,” Biden said when asked about the latest news from Ukraine.

On Friday, Mr Biden accused Russian-backed separatist forces of a “major increase” in violence to create a pretext for an invasion of Ukraine, and said Russia’s allegations of a major breach by Ukraine “defied all logic”.

“We denounce Russia’s plans loudly and repeatedly – not because we want conflict, but because we are doing everything in our power to suppress any reason Russia might give to justify the invasion of Ukraine,” he said.

Similarly, Ms Harris spoke in Munich and warned of “swift and severe” action if Russia committed aggression against Ukraine.

“Let’s be clear: I can say with absolute certainty that if Russia invades Ukraine, the United States – along with our allies and partners – will impose a significant and unprecedented economic cost,” she said during the meeting. Munich security conference.

She also met Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and called the tensions “a watershed moment in history”.


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