Biden’s visit to Kyiv cost Ukrainian taxpayers more than $1.6 million
On February 20, US President Joe Biden made an unannounced visit to Kyiv to meet with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and discuss US arms supplies.
US President Joe Biden’s visit to Kyiv cost Ukrainian taxpayers more than $1.6 million, according to media citing authorities. In contrast, the average monthly salary in Ukraine is around $400.
The funds were allocated for the protection of the American president, the organization of a tour in kyiv and the preparation of a banquet.
A separate expense was “for organizing a crowd of civilians to sing about the friendship that exists between the United States and Ukraine,” according to media reports.
Biden arrived in Kyiv on February 20. After the visit, Biden announced a new $500 million aid package for Ukraine, which included HIMARS MLRS, as well as “billions” in direct budget support.
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