Warsaw, 22 February 2023 (TDI): The United States (US) President. Joe Biden arrived in Poland after completing a one-day visit to Ukraine ahead of the 1st anniversary of the Russia-Ukraine conflict.
Upon his arrival, President Joe Biden addressed Polish people outside the Poland Royal Castle Complex.
President Biden told the public, “One year ago, the world was bracing for the fall of Kyiv, well, I’ve just come from a visit to Kyiv, and I can report Kyiv stands strong. It stands tall. And most important, it stands free.”
While addressing, President Biden promised that the support for Ukraine will not be stopped, and “NATO will not be divided. Ukraine will never be a victory for Russia.
Never, the alliance is more resolved than ever in supplying munitions and humanitarian aid to non-NATO member Ukraine to help it defend itself against Russia.”
It is also to be noted that during his visit to Kyiv President Biden announced $460 million in new military and humanitarian aid for Ukraine.
He also added that the US will soon announce another new wave of sanctions against individuals and companies that are supporting Russia for its war machine in Ukraine.
Strengthening US-Poland Ties
President Biden also met with Polish President, Andrzej Duda. It is worth noting that this was his second trip to Poland in less than a year.
During the meeting, he thanked Polish President Duda for his continued support for Ukraine. Joe Biden also called US-Poland ties a ‘critical relationship’.
President Biden highlighted his commitment to Poland so far, by providing millions of dollars to Ukraine for military and humanitarian aid to Ukraine and providing a logistical hub for military assistance for Kyiv.
He also underscored Washington’s commitment to the principle of collective defense in Article 5 of the NATO charter and assured the Polish President that the alliance will respond if Russia expands its war beyond Ukraine and launches an attack on Poland.
Biden also added that the two countries are launching a new strategic partnership with plans to build nuclear plants in Poland and bolster its energy security.