US President Joe Biden stated on Friday that Volodymyr Zelensky, his Ukrainian counterpart, "didn’t want to hear" US warnings prior to the Russian invasion in February.
Joe Biden stated, "I know that a lot people thought I was exaggerating." He was referring to his warning of the possibility of a Russian invasion at a Los Angeles fundraising reception.
He said to reporters, "But I knew that we had information to support" his assessment of the situation. Russian President Vladimir "Putin" was planning to cross the border. It was clear, and Zelensky didn't want to hear it. Although I can understand why they did not want to hear it (Putin), he came in."
Before President Putin's announcement on February 24, the launch of his "special operations" against Ukraine, the United States had warned about Russian plans to invade Ukraine.
These warnings were met with disbelief by Mr. Zelensky, as well as veiled criticism by some Washington allies who felt that the United States was being too alarmist at the time.