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White House says Biden has “no plans” to visit Ukraine this week

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White House press secretary Jen Psaki said there are “no plans,” for US President Joe Biden to travel to Ukraine this week as he heads to Europe for snap emergency summits.

“The trip will be focused on continuing to rally the world in support of the Ukrainian people and against President Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, but there are no plans to travel into Ukraine,” she said in a tweet.

On CNN’s “State of the Union,” US Ambassador to the UN Linda Thomas-Greenfield cast major doubt on the possibility for President Joe Biden to visit Ukraine this week when he heads to Europe, saying “as far as I know, it’s not on the table.”

Petro Poroshenko, Ukraine’s former president, told CNN’s Jim Acosta on Saturday that a Biden visit to Ukraine would be a “symbol of our solidarity.”

He continued, saying that Biden was a “very good friend of mine and a very good friend of Ukraine,” adding that a visit by the US president would be “an extremely right step to demonstrate that the whole world is together with us against Russia.”

Read the tweet:

We will have additional details of @potus trip to Europe to announce later today. The trip will be focused on continuing to rally the world in support of the Ukrainian people and against President Putin’s invasion of Ukraine,
but there are no plans to travel into Ukraine.

— Jen Psaki (@PressSec) March 20, 2022

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