Joe Biden’s first State of the Union address after taking over the White House last year revolved around multiple key issues, including healthcare, economy, COVID-19, climate change and immigration. However, the ongoing crisis in Ukraine took the centre stage.

Biden kept aside a few minutes from his address to specifically talk about Russia’s aggression in Ukraine and demonstrated United States’ support for Volodymyr Zelensky’s government.

Meanwhile, this year’s State of the Union marked the first time in US history when two women (Vice President Kamala Harris and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi) were standing behind the President’s podium as the speech was being delivered.

Kamala Harris and House speaker Nancy Pelosi stand behind Joe Biden as he delivers the State of the Union address. (Photo Credit: Associated Press)
Joe Biden stands behind a podium in the US Capitol to address the Congress. (Photo Credit: Associated Press)
Chief Justice of the United States John Roberts, left, speaks with retiring Supreme Court Associate Justice Stephen Breyer. (Photo Credit: Associated Press)
President Joe Biden greets Supreme Court Associate Justice Elena Kagan as he arrives to give his State of the Union address. (Photo Credit: Associated Press)
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez claps as President Joe Biden delivers his State of the Union. (Photo Credit: Associated Press)