According to the White House, the U.S. president also spoke with volunteers.

The U.S. President Joe Biden visited a reception center for refugees from Ukraine at the Warsaw National Stadium on Saturday. This is reported by the White House press pool.

According to these data, the president talked with the refugees themselves, as well as with the volunteers helping them.

On February 24, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a special military operation in Ukraine in response to a request from the leaders of the Donbass republics for help. He stressed that Moscow’s plans do not include the occupation of Ukrainian territories. After that, the United States, the EU, the United Kingdom, as well as a number of other states announced that they were imposing sanctions against Russian individuals and legal entities.

According to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, from February 24 to March 21, over 3.5 million refugees from Ukraine arrived in neighboring states.

After meeting with the refugees, Biden told reporters that “these people just want to hug and say thank you.”

“Each of these children said something like: pray for my dad, for my brother, for my grandfather, because they are fighting there,” Biden said. He adds that he knows what it’s like to have someone close in a war zone. “Every morning you get up, think about them, and pray to hear from them,” Biden stressed.

About the Ukrainians whom he met at the National Stadium, the American president said that “they are great people.”

The journalists also asked the U.S. president what he thinks about the Russian president, watching what he did with the people he met at the stadium.

Biden replied, “He’s a butcher.”