Biden going to Poland for the one-year anniversary of Putin’s invasion of Ukraine
Biden WILL travel to Poland to mark the one-year anniversary of Putin’s invasion of Ukraine – but will he cross the border?
- President Joe Biden will head to Poland on February 20, White House says
- He will deliver a speech marking the anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Poland
The White House announced on Friday that he will travel to Poland later this month to mark the one year anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
But officials deflected questions about whether that would include a visit to Ukraine itself.
Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said his trip would be from February 20 to 22.
‘In addition, President Biden will deliver remarks ahead of the one year anniversary of Russia’s brutal and unprovoked invasion of Ukraine, addressing how the United States has rallied the world to support the people of Ukraine as they defend their freedom and democracy,’ she said during her regular daily briefing, ‘and how we will continue to stand with the people of Ukraine for as long as it takes with that.’
During the visit he will meet with President Duda to discuss efforts to support Ukraine and bolster N.A.T.O.’s deterrence.
The White House said President Joe Biden will visit Poland from Feb. 20 to 22, when he will mark the anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine
‘He will also meet with the leaders of the Bucharest nine, a group of our eastern flank N.A.T.O. allies to reaffirm the United States unwavering support for the security of the Alliance,’ said Jean-Pierre.
John Kirby, a national security spokesman, was asked by reporters whether the president would cross the border into Ukraine.
‘I don’t have any other additional stops to speak to,’ he said.