Biden does not intend to visit Ukraine, the White House said
US President Joe Biden will visit Poland this week, but will not visit Ukraine on the eve of the anniversary of the start of the Russian invasion, according to a White House official.
“Biden will express continued US support for Ukraine while in neighboring Poland, where he will land on Tuesday morning, but that will be it,” US National Security Council spokesman John Kirby said last night. “Obviously, we maintain a high degree of solidarity with the Ukrainian people,” he said on MSNBC’s “The Sunday Show with Jonathan Capehart.”
“The United States is leading the world in terms of contributions – whether it’s humanitarian aid or arms to Ukraine – and we will continue to use our power to convene meetings to mobilize the world, to mobilize support for Ukraine. But there are no plans the president to enter Ukraine during this trip,” Kirby added.
According to the White House, Biden will meet with Polish President Andrzej Duda to discuss “collective efforts to support Ukraine and strengthen NATO’s deterrent power.”
Biden will also meet with the leaders of NATO’s eastern members and give a speech about “how we will continue to support the people of Ukraine for as long as necessary,” the White House said.