This Wednesday, President Joe Biden will leave for Brussels to attend two European summits. According to the White House he will not only be betting on a diplomatic resolution to the Ukraine crisis but also We will be able to clearly demonstrate our strong support for USA To his friends in OTAN.
Biden’s third visit to Europe since January 2021 when he was elected, and his first since the Russian invasion in Ukraine on February 24, 2021. This conjunctural trip has raised expectations. What will the West do next to counter the Russian threat? Beyond the sanctions imposed upon the government of President Vladimir Putin.
According to the White House’s agenda, Biden will attend a NATO summit “extraordinary” on Thursday to evaluate Russia’s actions and transfer “unwavering” support to the transatlantic organization.
However, the US and NATO have so far ruled out the possibility. Establishment of a no fly zone in UkraineVolodimir Zelenski, the Ukrainian president, insists that there is no interest in the transfer of warplanes onto this territory.
Biden will also be attending a meeting with the G-7 Further punitive actions against Moscow are possible The president made the announcement shortly after he announced that the European Union and the group’s most industrialized countries would work together to remove Russia from its position as the “most favored country”, which would worsen its isolation.
Biden will attend a European Council “summit” later in the day, where he will discuss economic suffocation against Russia, humanitarian support for the war-affected sectors, and other issues related to the conflict.
Biden will be making a stop in Poland on Friday. Poland is a strong ally and has already received more than two million Ukrainian refugees. Biden will meet with Andrzej Duba, his Polish counterpart, in Warsaw the next day to discuss the Ukraine crisis and return to Washington. Biden will not travel to Ukraine for security reasons. This was after Petro Poroshenko, the ex-President of Ukraine, asked him about it during a CNN interview.
Biden spoke Monday to French President Emmanuel Macron about the crisis on ground. He also called Olaf Scholz, the German chancellor, and the prime ministers in Italy, Mario Draghi and the United Kingdom, Boris Johnson. They also discussed the diplomatic efforts that have been unsuccessful until now to reach a ceasefire.
High-ranking officials from the Biden Administration met Monday morning with 16 executives of large American corporations to discuss the development of the conflict.
Janet Yellen, Treasury secretary; Gina Raimondo Secretary of Commerce; Jake Sullivan National Security Advisor; Cedric Richard Richmond Senior Advisor and Brian Deese Director of the National Economic Council attended the meeting. According to the White House Biden attended a part of the meeting.The Administration reiterated its determination to “continue imposing a high price on Putin to degrade Russia’s war machine and support Russia’s people.” Ukraine”.
The latest data from the United Nations shows that the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine caused displacement of almost 25 million people. Around 3.4 million people have fled to Poland and other countries within the region since the Russian invasion.