Joe Biden Says He's Not Allowed To Enter Ukraine

Dominic Smithers

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Joe Biden Says He's Not Allowed To Enter Ukraine

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Joe Biden says he's not allowed to enter Ukraine.

The president of the United States was in Poland yesterday, 25 March, visiting US troops, when he revealed that he wanted to cross the border.

Biden is set to give a 'significant speech' on Russia's invasion of Ukraine in Warsaw today. He will also meet with the Polish president, Andrzej Duda, to discuss the possibility of increasing the number of US troops on Nato’s eastern flank.

The two leaders will also discuss the idea of an international peacekeeping mission, which has been mooted by the leader of Poland’s ruling party, Jarosław Kaczyński. The idea, however, has not gone down well with some US diplomats or Russia’s foreign minister, Sergei Lavrov, who branded it 'very reckless'.

Joe Biden says he's not allowed to enter Ukraine. Credit: Alamy
Joe Biden says he's not allowed to enter Ukraine. Credit: Alamy

However, the 79-year-old hinted that there were security concerns around any potential visit and that 'they' won't let him go, New York Post reports.

Speaking during a briefing on humanitarian operations in Rzeszow, the 79-year-old said: "I’m here in Poland to see first-hand the humanitarian crisis and quite frankly, part of my disappointment is that I can’t see it first-hand like I have in other places.

"They will not let me, understandably, I guess, cross the border and take a look at what’s going on in Ukraine."

Since Vladimir Putin invaded Ukraine, Biden has implemented a series of 'severe sanctions' against the Kremlin.

But the sanctions have come at a cost for American citizens, such as a ban of Russian oil imports leading to hiked petrol prices.

Subsequently, he has faced huge backlash, with half of Americans saying they don't believe Putin would have invaded Ukraine had former president Donald Trump still been in office.

Last week, a national poll revealed that Biden's approval rating has dropped to its lowest to date.

The national poll, which was carried out by Reuters/Ipsos on 21 and 22 March, surveyed 1,005 people, including 432 Democrats and 366 Republicans.

And it revealed that 54 percent of US citizens disapprove of Biden's current performance in office; the main concerns cited were the economy and foreign conflict.

The poll marks a 3 percent decline in Biden's approval rating from the week before.

However, 77 percent of Democrats gave a positive review of Biden's performance, despite his reactions to Russia's ongoing invasion of Ukraine and the high inflation on petrol prices in the US. Only 27 percent of independents and 10 percent of Republicans gave Biden praise.

Biden was supported by 41 percent of people polled in another survey conducted by Yahoo News/YouGov last week.

However, 53 percent of those polled disapproved of the president's conduct while in office.

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Topics: News, US News, Politics, Joe Biden, Donald Trump, Russia, Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, Vladimir Putin

Dominic Smithers
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