(Washington) US President Joe Biden will travel to Warsaw on Friday to meet his Polish counterpart Andrzej Duda and discuss Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the White House announced on Sunday.
“The President will discuss how the United States, alongside our allies and partners, responds to the humanitarian and human rights crisis that Russia’s unwarranted and unprovoked war on Ukraine has created.” , spokeswoman Jen Psaki said in a statement from the White House.
The text adds that Mr. Biden’s trip will come after his visit to Belgium to meet leaders of NATO, the G7 and the European Union.
“This trip will be focused on continuing to rally the world in support of the Ukrainian people and against President Putin’s invasion of Ukraine,” it says about this stay in Europe. “But there are no plans to go to Ukraine,” said Mr.me Psaki.
Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, accompanied by his Czech and Slovenian counterparts, traveled to Kyiv last week as the Ukrainian capital lies under siege following Russia’s February 24 invasion of the country. .
US Vice President Kamala Harris had already met Mr. Duda in Warsaw in early March, both condemning Russia’s military action, especially against civilians.
The interview took place shortly after Washington rejected a Polish offer to send MiG-29 fighter jets to Ukraine via a US airbase – an offer that caught US officials off guard. For the United States, this proposal raised “serious concerns” for the entire Atlantic Alliance.
The United Nations has estimated that around 10 million Ukrainians have fled their homes, of whom around a third have gone abroad, mainly to Poland.