The conversation lasted about 40 minutes.
The head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Dmitry Kuleba, spoke about what he spoke with US President Joe Biden on February 22.
He shared his memories during interview Dmitry Gordon.
According to him, Biden rarely receives foreign ministers from other countries, but Secretary of State Anthony Blinken “put in a good word” for him.
Before entering the Oval Office, Kuleba saw people leaving after the meeting on Ukraine.
“And they come out, and everyone literally throws a farewell look at me, like, you know, if a consultation of doctors had just taken place, and they decided that you have the fourth stage of cancer. Everyone goes to the patient, they say: “Hi “. And so: “Eh …” And he went on. Each of them did this: shook my hand, made such a sympathetic exhalation – and went on, “he recalled.
The minister says the conversation lasted about 40 minutes.
“Biden said on February 22, ‘There will be war. We will be with you to the end, to the end. “And I had information that NATO had already calculated – until the end of 72 hours. Well, he said that they have the latest intelligence that everything will start soon,” he said Kuleba.
He noted that the State Department showed him data on the airfields where cargo planes are standing, completely ready for takeoff.
“I understood that we are inevitably heading for war. When it starts – tomorrow, the day after tomorrow, in three days – this is already a secondary issue. But there was a moment when Biden showed me a photograph of his son, who died, died, and he told me: “Mr. Minister you should always think about your children,” the minister said.
Earlier, the United States announced that the war in Ukraine would last at least until the fall of 2023.