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Feb. 23, 2023 AT 1:45 p.m. EST
U.S. President Joe Biden visits Kyiv
U.S. President Joe Biden shakes hands with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy at Mariinsky Palace on an unannounced visit in Kyiv, Ukraine, Monday, Feb. 20, 2023. Evan Vucci/Pool via REUTERS

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On this week's Washington Week:

President Biden marks the first anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, and the politics of East Palestine’s trail derailment. On Monday, President Biden made a surprise visit to Ukraine’s capital, Kyiv. The President’s visit aimed to boost the war-torn nation as it prepares to mark the one-year anniversary of Russia’s invasion on Friday. On Tuesday, in a speech to a crowd in neighboring Poland, Biden praised NATO allies for their unity and resolve in supporting Ukraine against Russian President Vladimir Putin’s aggression.

Back at home, President Biden’s support of Ukraine is drawing criticism from conservative House Republicans. Biden is being accused of neglecting domestic issues like the surge of migrants at the southern border, and the environmental fall-out from the train derailment in East Palestine, OH.

On Wednesday, GOP candidate for president, former President Trump visited East Palestine. In an address he criticized President Biden for being absent and ineffective in dealing with the three week’s old environmental crisis. In an effort to ease residents’ fears, EPA administrator, Michael Regan and Ohio’s Republican Gov. Mike DeWine visited community members’ homes on Tuesday and drank the tap water. And on Thursday, Transportation Secretary, Pete Buttigieg visited the site of a derailment.

Joining Washington Week moderator Yamiche Alcindor to discuss this and more:

  • Weijia Jiang, Senior White House Correspondent, CBS News
  • Abby Phillip, Senior Political Correspondent and Anchor, “Inside Politics Sunday with Abby Phillip, CNN ”
  • Vivian Salama, National Security Reporter, The Wall Street Journal
  • David Sanger, White House & National Security Correspondent, The New York Times

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