The President of the United States, Joe Biden, is reportedly considering travelling to Europe to meet with NATO allies about the war in Ukraine, following the footsteps of Vice President Kamala Harris.
As Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has stepped into its third week, the Biden administration has already imposed a series of economic sanctions against the nation in an effort to punish Russian President Vladimir Putin. These penalties have been mirrored by similar economic efforts from NATO and the European Union (EU).
President Biden has also enforced a complete ban on Russian imports of oil to hurt Russia’s lucrative petroleum industry further.
The Biden administration reportedly considers having the president travel to Europe near the end of March to meet with allied leaders, two sources within the White House said reporters.
While the actual dates of the foreign trip remain unknown, the trip would include a presidential stop in Brussels- NATO is headquartered in the Belgian capital city. Following this, reports further added that Biden would then visit for Poland for a meeting with the Polish head of state.
As per the reports, the talks would focus on the combined efforts of Western allies to stop the Putin regime’s ongoing invasion in Ukraine. The war has already reportedly caused at least several hundred deaths on both Russia and Ukraine’s sides.
Whereas, during a briefing Monday, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said that the administration had not made a final decision regarding any foreign trip. Psaki did say, though, that the president and his team remained “closely engaged with our NATO partners and European allies.”
If Air Force One does end up flying to Europe, Biden would be echoing the foreign trip made by Harris last week.