The US president reaffirmed his administration’s support for Ukraine while announcing the delivery of new armaments in the capital city.

Vladimir Putin, the president of Russia, hoped to celebrate the swift takeover of the Ukrainian capital a year ago. In a demonstration of the “unwavering support” the US has promised to Ukraine, the US president strolled through the streets of Kyiv with Volodymyr Zelensky one year later, declaring that “Moscow’s war of conquest is failing.

“On Monday, February 20, Joe Biden paid a visit during the Day of the Holy Hundred Heroes celebration honoring the 100 victims of the 2014 Euromaidan movement. The Maidan Revolt activists are regarded in Kiev as the first heroes in the fight for an independent, democratic Ukraine free from the tyranny of Moscow. After a year of a Russian invasion that has been contained, the timing’s symbolism must have hit a nerve in Moscow.