Joe Biden Says Handlers ‘Will Not Let Me’ Go to Ukraine
'They will not let me, understandably; I guess it would cross the border '
Joe Biden has complained that his handlers would "not let" him travel into Ukraine to see firsthand the damage done by Russia.
During a visit to Poland, Biden said:
“Quite frankly, part of my disappointment is that I can’t see it firsthand, like I have in other places.
“They will not let me, understandably; I guess it would cross the border — and take a look at what’s going on in Ukraine.”
Biden spoke to Polish President Andrzej Duda and government officials at the airport in Rzeszów, Poland, before receiving a briefing on humanitarian efforts in Europe.
Since the conflict began, Poland has accepted more than 2 million refugees from Ukraine.
Biden said 10 million people had been displaced by Russia’s war in Ukraine.
3.8 million of them traveling to other countries.
Biden spoke about what it was like to watch the crisis unfold on television.
“It’s like something out of a science fiction movie,” he said.
“You turn on the television and see what these towns look like, and the cities.”
Joe Biden is "dissapointed" that "they" won't let him view the humanitarian crisis along the Poland/Ukraine border.— Brick Suit (@Brick_Suit) March 25, 2022
Meanwhile he has never been to America's southern border to view the crisis there.
This man is weak. pic.twitter.com/g3NLhXBF3e
Biden also noted arents were getting separated from their children as the war in Ukraine continued.
“I don’t think there’s anything worse for a parent than to see their child suffering,” he said.
“I mean that sincerely. It’s not hyperbole.”
“I mean it from the bottom of my heart.”
Biden plans to meet and visit with Ukrainian refugees in Warsaw on Saturday.
Biden’s remarks come weeks after Russian President Vladimir Putin accused Ukraine of “committing genocide.”
Putin made the allegations while addressing Russians at a rally at Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium on Friday to mark the eighth anniversary of Russia’s annexation of Crimea, Ukraine.
Footage from the event showed a packed venue filled with tens of thousands of people.
Putin addressed the crowd to explain why he organized the gathering to coincide with Russia’s annexation of Crimea from Ukraine on March 18, 2014.