The White House reports that US President Joe Biden’s video conference with President Andrzej Duda and leaders of Germany, France, Italy, the United Kingdom, the European Union and NATO ended after an 80 – minute talk. “We discussed the situation around Ukraine, but also the entire eastern part of NATO. We can boldly talk about the unity of the North Atlantic Alliance,” said President Duda.
The virtual meeting started at 21:05 and ended at 22:25 (Polish time), as announced by Biden’s management.
White House spokeswoman Jen Zaki said in a statement that the meeting was preceded by a meeting The conference is part of a series of plans if Russia resumes occupation And discuss partners’ “what we see and how we can help and strengthen security”.
In addition to President Biden, the meeting was attended by Polish President Andrzej Duda, French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Olaf Scholes, Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi, Great Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson and others. Ursula van der Leyen, President of the European Commission, Charles Michel, President of the Council of Europe and Jens Stoltenberg, Secretary General of NATO.
“Excellent meeting with POTUS on European security (…) We acknowledge that the Russian occupation of Ukraine is associated with serious costs“- Stoltenberg wrote on Twitter.
President of the United States Joe Biden described the video conference as “completely unanimous” and the conversations as “very good”.
After the meeting, the French Elysee Palace in its statement pointed to the need to issue “firm and credible” warnings against Moscow, but to intensify the dialogue.
President Andrzej Duda, speaking at a news conference after the meeting, said Monday’s meeting was categorical and therefore stipulated that details of its course could not be released. In general, we can say that we discussed the situation around Ukraine, but in general we were talking about the situation in the eastern part of the North Atlantic Alliance. – The President said.
We discussed the situation around Ukraine, but also the whole eastern part of NATO. We can talk confidently about the unity of the North Atlantic Alliance – The talks were announced by President Duda. Everyone who attended the meeting spoke. We talked about the possible scenarios and actions that the Allies could take in the event of an occupation – Said the President.
I would like to emphasize the unity of the North Atlantic Alliance. There is currently no ally with Ukraine that could sever ties with the rest of NATO. – The President promised. As he added, “There is no indication that Poland is in any danger at this time. Of course, the movements of Russian troops and the actions in the Russian political and media scene are being watched, and everyone can see it, but all of this is now happening on the other side. The president said. We have no obvious, obvious danger – Added.
President Duda announced On Friday, he will convene the National Security Council. In the days to come, I would like to share this knowledge and this picture of the situation that arises as a result of all the meetings and talks I have held recently, with the most important participants in Poland. Political view – He said.
I want this meeting of the RCN to take place on Friday because we will be consulting with our allies. I’m thinking about the Baltic states here. These consultations are to be held this week and conclude on Thursday The president said.
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