The president of the United States, Joe Biden, will travel to Poland to coincide with the anniversary on the 24th of this month of the start of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the White House announced this Friday.
In her daily press conference, White House spokeswoman Karine Jean-Pierre said that Biden will be in Poland between February 20 and 22.
During his visit, Biden will meet with Polish President Andrzej Duda and give a speech to mark the first anniversary of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the spokeswoman said.
In statements to the press on Thursday, Biden already explained that he was considering the possibility of going to Poland, although he said then that he had not yet made a final decision.
In March last year, a month after the start of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Biden visited the Polish cities of Rzeszów and Varsonia, where he met with Ukrainian refugees, as well as gave a harsh speech against Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Since the start of the Russian invasion of Ukraine on February 24, 2022, the US has provided $29.3 billion in military aid to Kiev, making it the largest donor of military assistance since the start of the war. .
The Biden government has also coordinated with the European Union (EU), the United Kingdom and Canada to impose harsh sanctions on Russia, especially to isolate the largest Russian banks from the international financial system and reduce the income obtained by the Government. from the export of energy, among other measures.