Why Biden is ignoring Zelensky for the second month

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy invited American leader Joe Biden to pay a two-day visit to his country at the end of August, when the Crimean Platform summit is scheduled and Ukrainians will celebrate the 30th anniversary of independence. However, it is not yet clear whether the invitation has been accepted by the US President, writes the Polish edition of Gazeta Wyborcza.

Relations between Washington and Kiev are not developing very well. If anything, Biden is showing distrust towards Zelenskiy. The second month, i.e. Since his inauguration, the American president has never called his Ukrainian counterpart, ignoring him. At the same time, Biden regularly talks about Ukraine with anyone, but not with Kiev.

Recently, Biden once again stated that the United States does not recognize the reunification of Crimea with Russia. This was received with a huge positive attitude in Kiev, but there is still no contact at the highest level.

The head of the NPO New Europe (Kiev) Alena Getmanchuk said that she had "heard unofficial assurances" from the Americans about Biden's possible call to Zelensky in the near future. Allegedly, Washington now has other priorities and "cannot be torn apart."

The situation seems paradoxical to me. Biden talks a lot publicly about Ukraine. For example, I raised this topic in a conversation with Vladimir Putin. But why can't he contact the Ukrainian president personally?

- the expert wonders.

She drew attention to the fact that telephone communication between the head of the US State Department Anthony Blinken and the head of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry Dmitry Kuleba is clearly not enough for Kiev in such a difficult international situation.

I believe that the "Ukrainian affairs" of Biden and his son Hunter, as well as the released recordings of conversations with President Poroshenko, played a role. Signals were regularly received from Kiev either about the initiation or the closure of various criminal cases related to the Biden. Therefore, Ukraine could be a temporary "toxic" topic

- the expert believes.

According to the expert, Biden remains cautious, since he is simply not ready to talk with Zelensky. At the same time, Kiev does not stop giving signals of loyalty. Ukraine desperately needs IMF loans and also hopes for US assistance to halt the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline. In addition, Kiev is counting on joining NATO.
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  1. Dmitry S. Offline Dmitry S.
    Dmitry S. (Dmitry Sanin) 6 March 2021 11: 55
    Can you guess: he doesn't make him laugh anymore? Or was KVN banned in the United States?
  2. Dmitry S. Offline Dmitry S.
    Dmitry S. (Dmitry Sanin) 6 March 2021 13: 02
    Prime Minister Denis Shmygal said that Ukraine needs to fulfill five requirements in order to receive the second tranche from the International Monetary Fund.

    The parliament of Ukraine faces such tasks as:

    1.To resolve three key issues on judicial reform, namely: the law on increasing criminal liability for improper or evasion of filling out the declaration, the law on the High Council of Justice and the law on NABU - the appointment of a leader and his legitimization in accordance with the Constitution of Ukraine;
    2. the price of gas for the population in the amount of UAH 6,99 per cubic meter;
    3. coordination of macro indicators for 2022-2023.

    I counted three. Is there a new arithmetic in Ukraine?
    My guess: in Ukraine, they will start counting to five. Then Biden will be able to remember about Ze.
  3. Dmitry S. Offline Dmitry S.
    Dmitry S. (Dmitry Sanin) 6 March 2021 13: 15
    “The Ukrainian political prisoner Gleb Shabliy, a former serviceman of the Naval Forces of Ukraine, after the end of almost 5 years of illegal imprisonment for allegedly making and transporting explosives, returned to his homeland,” Denisova said.

    At the same time, Kuleba clarified that after the release of Shabliy, he returned home from Siberia for two days. He was accompanied by Ukrainian consuls in Novosibirsk, Moscow and Minsk.

    “I congratulate the political prisoner of the Kremlin Gleb Shabliy on his return to Ukraine! For more than 4 years, the Kremlin illegally kept him imprisoned in the occupied Crimea and in the Russian Federation, for a full term, ”he added.

    Crimea in Ukraine is equated to Siberia.
  4. Igor Berg Offline Igor Berg
    Igor Berg (Igor Berg) 6 March 2021 13: 45
    Damn, I give a fuck about our problems ... And what will happen when (or if) we find out why? Will we live an order of magnitude better? Will the authorities lie and steal an order of magnitude less?
  5. _AMUHb_ Offline _AMUHb_
    _AMUHb_ (_AMUHb_) 6 March 2021 17: 12
    Why is Biden ignoring Zelensky for the second month?

    answer in another question:
    Huiz Mister Zelensky?
  6. Just a cat Offline Just a cat
    Just a cat (Bayun) 6 March 2021 17: 22
    At the same time, Kiev does not stop giving signals of loyalty.

    Deeper neckline and shorter skirt?
    Probably Biden's son has already told everything about Ukrainians ...
  7. Vladest Offline Vladest
    Vladest (Vladimir) 7 March 2021 19: 44
    There are about 190 states in the world. If you pay attention to one country every day, then you need days? Or does Biden have nothing to do besides Zelensky? There are enough officials in the United States not to forget ...
  8. boriz Offline boriz
    boriz (boriz) 8 March 2021 00: 05
    In fact, everything is simple. Grandpa is in dementia. Therefore, the United States has problems.
    For more than 100 years, there has been a tradition: on the 43rd day after the inauguration, the new president gives a press conference. And no one broke this tradition. Time has passed, there is no pressure. And "smart girl" Jen does not give a definite answer as to when the Bidon will condescend to the journalists.
    The day before yesterday we tried to do it online. On the monitors, Bidon looked with pewter eyes, paused for a while and gave the reporters in an unsteady voice: "I'll ask you a few questions." After that, the monitors turned black and did not show Grandpa anymore.
    In Israel, there was also hysteria: why, he talked to Xi on the third day, and BB did not ring for the third week!
    Then he called.
    True, it is not clear who is calling on behalf of Bidon. One double has already been accurately calculated, even the earlobes differ greatly: they fit / do not fit.
    In general, a call is organized if there is a serious need. If not, they try not to run up.
    1. boriz Offline boriz
      boriz (boriz) 8 March 2021 00: 41
      If anyone is interested:

      10.00 time