Biden may visit Poland according to US media reports

2023-01-26 20:10 update: 2023-01-27, 13:14
Joe Biden. Photo PAP/EPA/Chris Kleponis
Joe Biden. Photo PAP/EPA/Chris Kleponis
Joe Biden could visit Poland during a trip to Europe he may make to mark the first anniversary of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the CNN and NBC News channels reported on Thursday, citing US government sources.

The US president last visited Poland in March during which he delivered a speech in Warsaw, in which he said that Russia's President Vladimir Putin "cannot remain in power".

"The trip is not yet confirmed... but one of the officials said that one stop under consideration is Poland, a key Nato ally currently housing thousands of American troops that also serves as a hub for Western weapons transfers to Ukraine," CNN said.

According to the broadcaster, it is highly unlikely that Biden would travel to Ukraine owing to security concerns. 

NBC News said that the goal of the trip would be to highlight "Ukraine's resilience against Russia's brutal military campaign" and "reaffirm US solidarity with the Ukrainian people as the conflict enters a new phase."

Additionally, the announcement of another major military aid package for Ukraine on the anniversary of Russia's invasion is also being considered.

The White House National Security Council did not confirm the news.

"We don't currently have any travel plans for the anniversary," an NSC spokesperson said.  (PAP)