Warsaw, Feb 20 (EFE).- The President of the United States, Joe Biden, arrived in Warsaw this Monday night after a train journey of more than eight hours from Kiev to the border city of Przemyśl and a Air Force One to the Polish capital.
Biden took the train at 1:10 p.m. local time from Kiev (11:10 GMT) and arrived at the Przemyśl railway station, in southeastern Poland and near the border with Ukraine, at 8:45 p.m. local time (6:45 p.m. GMT).
Later, the 80-year-old president took the presidential plane from the Rzeszów airport (90 kilometers away) at 10:30 p.m. (20:30 GMT) and an hour later landed in the Polish capital, where a delegation of US officials was waiting for him.
Once in Warsaw, where his official agenda in Poland begins tomorrow, Biden traveled in his official car, known as “The Beast.”
The White House had not disclosed until now how Biden had entered Ukraine and how he planned to leave for security reasons.
However, with the president already outside Ukrainian territory, the only journalist who accompanied him, from The Wall Street Journal, was able to inform the rest of the reporters that Biden had traveled by train both to get to Kiev and to move to Poland. .
Preparations for the trip to Ukraine were carried out in great secrecy and the visit was not disclosed until it was in progress.
In Kiev, Biden met with his Ukrainian counterpart, Volodymyr Zelensky, and announced an additional $500 million in military aid to Ukraine in a gesture of solidarity to mark the February 24 anniversary of the Russian invasion.
Tomorrow Tuesday, Biden is scheduled to meet with Polish President Andrzej Duda and deliver a speech in front of the Royal Castle in Warsaw.
Poland, which shares a border of about 530 kilometers with Ukraine, has been characterized by its strong support for kyiv since the start of the war and is the country that has welcomed the most Ukrainian refugees with 1.5 million.