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Biden responds to "human rights and humanitarian crisis created by Russia's war"

| 21.3.22 |

Biden responds to "human rights and humanitarian crisis created by Russia's war"

 US President Joe Biden has added a stop in Poland to his upcoming trip to Europe for urgent talks with European and NATO allies at a time when Russian forces are attacking towns and trapped civilians nearly a month after invading Ukraine. Biden, who will leave Washington on Wednesday, will travel first to Brussels and then to Poland, where he will meet with authorities, press secretary Jen Psaki said on Sunday. 

Poland is an important ally in the Ukraine crisis. The country is home to thousands of American soldiers and has hosted more people fleeing the war in Ukraine - more than 2 million - than any other country during Europe's biggest refugee crisis in decades. 

Biden will travel to Warsaw, where he will hold a bilateral meeting with President Andrzej Duda on Saturday. Biden will discuss how the United States and its partners and allies are responding to the "human rights and humanitarian crisis created by Russia's unjustified and unwarranted war against Ukraine," Psaki said. On Monday, before his trip, Biden will discuss the issue of war with European leaders.

 French President Emmanuel Macron, German Foreign Minister Olaf Scholz, Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will also attend the meeting, the White House said Sunday.
White House officials said Biden had no plans to travel to Ukraine. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, who was in Poland a few days ago, briefly crossed into Ukraine accompanied by Prime Minister Dmytro Kuleba in a show of solidarity. Poland has been one of the most vocal countries in its calls for its NATO allies to get more involved in stemming the bloodshed.

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