Usa, Biden will send a message to Putin from Warsaw

A message to Vladimir Putin. Joe Biden, president of the United States, will send it to his Russian counterpart from Warsaw. This was stated by John Kirby, spokesman for the National Security Council. Biden will deliver the speech in Poland, a key US ally and the centerpiece of vast efforts to arm Ukraine and take in refugees, on Tuesday, Feb. 21. The same day Putin will speak in Moscow, three days before the February 24 anniversary when Russian tanks entered Ukraine.

The speech

Biden will commemorate the partnership between NATO countries and what for many was an unexpectedly well-organized Ukrainian army, which not only pushed back Russian forces from the capital but retook large swathes of territory. In three days Biden will land in Warsaw and meet the Polish president, Andrzej Duda. On Wednesday he will meet with the leaders of the Bucharest Nine, a group of NATO members from Eastern Europe: Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania and Slovakia. In addition, he will speak by telephone with the leaders of Great Britain, France and Italy next week, the White House said. German Chancellor Olaf Scholz will be in Washington on March 3.

The program

But, precisely, Biden’s main public event will be Tuesday’s speech on “how the United States has rallied the world to support the Ukrainian people as they defend their freedom and democracy,” continued John Kirby. And again: “President Biden will make it clear that the United States will continue to stand by Ukraine for as long as necessary. In the president’s speech, you will hear messages that will certainly resonate with the American people, will certainly resonate with our allies and partners, without They will no doubt resonate with the Polish people. And I suspect you will also hear him speak to Mr. Putin and the Russian people.” Kirby also clarified that Biden does not plan to meet with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky during the trip or travel to Ukraine.