Biden in Poland to buttress US support for Ukraine

Published February 21st, 2023 - 08:17 GMT
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ALBAWABA - U.S. President Joe Biden arrived in Poland late Monday for a visit aimed at bolstering U.S. and NATO support for Ukraine.

Biden arrived in Poland after a whirlwind surprise visit to Kyiv.

During his stay in Warsaw, U.S. president will meet with his Polish counterpart Andrzej Duda.

The bilateral meeting will discuss strengthening U.S. cooperation with Poland to support Ukraine and NATO.

The White House said the president will deliver a speech at the Royal Castle in Warsaw, later Tuesday.

On Wednesday, Biden is scheduled to meet with representatives of other Eastern European countries with NATO membership.

Aspirations towards strengthening cooperation

Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki announced that his country is in process of discussing with President Biden's administration possibility of stationing U.S. forces and increasing their number.

White House pool photograph of President Biden and Jake Sullivan (NSC) on train from Kyiv to Poland:

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Biden's surprise visit to Kyiv

Earlier this month, White House announced that U.S. president will be visiting Poland, Ukraine's neighbor, and that the visit is supposed to last two days.

But it did not announce that he will be visiting Ukraine, which is his first visit since the onset of the Russian invasion on Ukraine on Feb. 24, 2022.

During his unexpected visit to Kyiv, Biden met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. He reaffirmed his country's commitment to the Ukrainian people.

Biden is in Warsaw for official talks on Tuesday following his trip to Kyiv, just days ahead of the anniversary of Russia’s invasion. Meanwhile, Putin is set to address Russia's parliament as he faces pressure on all sides.

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He announced a new round of $460 million in security assistance, before heading to Poland.

It is circulated that the pre-arranged visit to Poland carries a message to Russian President Vladimir Putin that the U.S. will continue its support for Ukraine, as long as it takes.

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