MOSCOW, February 21. /TASS/. Federation Council Deputy Speaker Konstantin Kosachev on Monday said the outcome of US President Joe Biden’s visit to Ukraine showed Kiev officials had no choice but to send people to the "senseless slaughter" as part of the US president’s reelection campaign.
"The bottom line of the visit: Kiev has been left with no choice but to try and rush people to the senseless slaughter as part of Biden’s election campaign; Europe is paralyzed and totally deprived of initiative; and Biden in the role of a hero is going to Poland to show where that center of the European Union is, which is more desired by Washington. Not much. If you don’t count Biden’s ‘the Ukrainians helped us to get the meaning of democracy,’" the lawmaker said on Telegram.
According to the Russian politician, the show "Biden in Kiev" ended without incidents and without surprises, "despite the decorative air alarm over the center of Kiev, designed to give the whole action a much-needed shade." Kosachev noted that Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky "rushed to convert the arrival of the main sponsor into another encouraging comments for the Armed Forces of Ukraine, promising Biden that the results of the negotiations would significantly affect the situation on the battlefield."
"And this means that he correctly caught the signal, with which the US president came to Kiev: Show some achievements, and quickly," the lawmaker said.
He said that the demand for "Ukrainian combat success" coming from Washington occurs in the context of statistics that show that less than half of Americans (48%) approve the supplies of American weapons to Ukraine, 29% are against them, and 22% remain undecided. Kosachev said that "in America, foreign policy is traditionally subordinated to domestic policy," and Biden in Kiev launched his election campaign "in the most heroic surroundings in order to prove to everyone that he can still ‘do it just like in the good old days'," the lawmaker said.
He added that if Ukraine still doesn’t support Biden's campaign with triumphs on the battlefields, then the current US president "still has more options for further actions that can then be presented as wisdom and flexibility, compared to Brussels or Berlin, which were forced to burn all bridges to Russia."
On Monday, Biden visited Kiev to meet with Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky and express support for him.