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Ukraine Seeks Biden’s Help, But Should Temper Expectations

MIN READFeb 4, 2021 | 21:39 GMT

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy wears a facemask as he arrives to meet with U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson in London on Oct. 8, 2020.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky wears a facemask as he arrives to meet with U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson in London on Oct. 8, 2020.

(DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP via Getty Images)

Ukraine is taking steps to engage the United States amid continued provocations from Russia. Its persistent political, economic and security challenges, however, will prevent immediate and meaningful U.S. assistance, thus keeping Kyiv lodged between Russian and Western interests. In a recently aired interview with Axios, Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky appealed to recently inaugurated U.S. President Joe Biden to “enter a new phase” of bilateral relations by emphasizing the centrality of the United States to improving Ukraine’s future prospects and revealing that he was “a little bit” angry with former President Donald Trump....

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