US President Biden to visit Poland amid Russian attack on Ukraine
iden will discuss how the US, along with our Allies and partners, reacting to the humanitarian and human rights crisis that Russia's unprovoked and unjustified war on Ukraine has created.
The White House announced on Sunday that US President Joe Biden will go to Poland on Friday to meet with Polish President Andrzej Duda to address Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said in a statement, Biden will discuss how the US, along with our Allies and partners, reacting to the humanitarian and human rights crisis that Russia's unprovoked and unjustified war on Ukraine has created. He added that his trip will follow a trip to Belgium to meet with G7, European Union leaders and NATO,
"The trip will be focused on uniting the world in support of the Ukrainian people and opposing President Putin's invasion of Ukraine," Psaki said of Biden's travel to Europe. "However, there are no intentions to visit Ukraine," she continued
Last month, Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki travelled to Kyiv with Czech and Slovenian Prime Ministers to visit the besieged capital after Russia invaded its ex-Soviet neighbour. Earlier this month the United States Vice President Kamala Harris met Polish President Andrzej Duda in Poland's capital Warsaw and both leaders condemned Russia’s unprovoked military action against Ukrainian civilians.
That discussion came shortly after the US rejected a Polish request to send MiG-29 warplanes to Ukraine via a US airbase, saying the idea presented "severe concerns" for the whole NATO alliance.
According to the United Nations, around 10 million Ukrainians have left their homes, with approximately one-third of those travelling abroad, primarily to Poland.