White House spokesperson John Kirby commented on the column by American blogger Thomas Friedman, who wrote that there’s a deep mistrust between the White House and the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyy.
According to the spokesperson, President Joe Biden has spoken many times of his admiration for President Zelenskyy’s leadership and courage in the time of the full-scale war.
"He has obviously spoken to President Zelenskyy personally many times, and he understands the stress that President Zelenskyy and all the Ukrainian people are under. And that’s why he has remained very committed to continuing to support Ukraine in their fight against Russian aggression," Kirby emphasized.
The spokesperson added that Biden has privately and publicly expressed his respect for the President of Ukraine and for the challenges that he and his fellow citizens are facing.