Biden will travel to Poland to mark one-year anniversary of Russian invasion of Ukraine: ‘Sending a message’
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President Joe Biden will journey to Poland to mark the one-year anniversary of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine as an indication of solidarity.
The president will meet with Polish President Andrzej Duda to debate cooperation on help for Ukraine and NATO. The president may also ship remarks forward of the one-year anniversary of Russia’s invasion, in keeping with a press release from White Home Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre.
“He desires to speak in regards to the significance of the worldwide neighborhood’s resolve and unity in supporting Ukraine for now occurring a yr,” Nationwide Safety Council spokesman John Kirby advised reporters.
“Would not or not it’s nice if the President did not need to make a visit round a one yr anniversary of a conflict that by no means ought to have began?” Mr Kirby stated. “Sadly, that is the place we’re and he desires to ensure they ship him that sturdy message, not solely in the USA’s resolve, the worldwide neighborhood’s resolve and to clarify to the Ukrainian folks, most notably that the USA goes to proceed to face by them going ahead.”
Mr Kirby added that he understood that the approaching months could be tough. In response to a query about whether or not Mr Biden would journey to Ukraine, Mr Kirby stated the president had no plans to journey anyplace else in the intervening time.
Mr Biden may also meet with Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. One reporter referenced how Mr Silva wished create a bunch of nations together with Egypt and China to mediate a peace between Russia and Ukraine. However Mr Kirby deferred to the Brazilian president.
“I feel, within the within the mixture. All of us wish to see this conflict finish right this moment,” he stated, however he additionally stated the choice could be as much as Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
“That does not look like within the offing as Mr. Putin simply over the past 24 hours, flew dozens extra cruise missiles into civilian targets into Ukraine knocking out warmth and energy throughout the nation,” he stated. “So absent that, we’ll have to remain on the activity of supporting Ukraine in order that they’ll succeed on the battlefield. In order that if and when President Zelensky has decided it is time to negotiate, and sit down on the desk to resolve this diplomatically, he can do it with the wind at his again.”