US President Joe Biden visited Poland this Tuesday (21) and met with Polish President Andrzej Duda.
After the meeting, the democrat spoke to hundreds of people, promising to maintain the policy of sanctions against Russia and stating that the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) will not split. “Putin thought NATO was going to fall apart, but NATO is more united than ever,” he said.
The visit came a day after the Democrat visited Ukraine and promised more military aid to President Volodymyr Zelensky.
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Also on Tuesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin delivered his annual State of the Nation address and announced the suspension of the country’s participation in the New START nuclear disarmament treaty.
Biden, however, did not comment on the Russian decision, despite trying to refute some arguments put forward by Putin in his speech.
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“The West is not plotting to attack Russia, as Putin said today. The millions of Russian citizens who just want to live in peace with their neighbors are not the enemy,” he said.
Still according to the democrat, the White House plans more sanctions against Moscow “to demand that those responsible for this war are punished”.
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The promise had already been made on Monday (20), when Biden and Zelensky met in Kiev. The US president made a surprise visit to the country on the eve of the one-year war between Russia and Ukraine, on February 24th.
During his visit, the president announced a new package of military aid to Ukraine of US$ 500 million, which would include artillery ammunition, anti-armor systems and air surveillance radars.
Editing: Patricia de Matos
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