Headline RoundupFebruary 7th, 2023

Biden to Visit Poland to Mark 1-Year Anniversary of Russia's Ukraine Invasion

Summary from the AllSides News Team

Later this month, President Joe Biden will reportedly visit Poland to mark the one-year anniversary of Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

The Details: Russia invaded Ukraine on Feb. 24, 2022, and the two sides have been embroiled in bloody combat since. The White House says the trip will reaffirm U.S. solidarity with the Ukrainian people as the conflict enters a new phase, as Russia and Ukraine reportedly prepare for an aggressive round of offensives in the late winter or spring.

Key Quotes: "We already know for sure that President Joe Biden will respond positively to President Duda's invitation and will come to Poland," said Polish Foreign Policy Advisor Marcin Przydacz. "We have agreed with the American side that we will announce the date of this visit in due course, but I can assure that it will be sooner rather than later."

For Context: This will be Biden's first trip to Poland since the invasion started, a country that shares a roughly 330-mile-long border with Ukraine. Vice President Kamala Harris also announced that she will mark the one-year anniversary of Russia's invasion of Ukraine by visiting Germany later this month to attend the Munich Security Conference. The U.S. and Germany both agreed last month to send tanks to Ukraine.

How The Media Covered it: The announcement was covered by sources across the political spectrum, with all sources noting that the plans have not been finalized and are subject to change.

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