US President Joe Biden.
Washington – US President Joe Biden will visit Poland from February 20 to 22, where he will meet with his Polish counterpart Andrzej Duda and representatives of other countries of the so-called Bucharest Nine, including Czech Republic. Among other things, the topic of the meeting will be aid to Ukraine. White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre informed about it today. February 24 marks one year since the start of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
“President Biden will deliver a speech ahead of the one-year anniversary of Russia's brutal and unprovoked invasion of Ukraine, talking about how the United States has united the world in support of the Ukrainian people in defending their freedom and democracy, and how we will continue to stand with the Ukrainian people as long as necessary,” said the spokeswoman.
According to her, she will discuss with Duda bilateral cooperation and joint efforts to support Ukraine and strengthen NATO's deterrence. “He will also meet with leaders of the Bucharest Nine (B9), a group of our allies on NATO's eastern flank, to reaffirm the unwavering support of the United States for the security of the alliance,” Biden's spokeswoman said.
White House security spokesman John Kirby said the president would make it clear that the US would provide additional security assistance, according to Reuters, according to which Biden's advisers have been planning for weeks how the president will mark the first anniversary of the start of Russia's invasion of Ukraine.