Biden arrives in Europe to hold talks with NATO, EU և G7 leaders

US President Joe Biden has arrived in Europe, hoping that face-to-face talks with NATO, Europe and the G7 will yield results that have so far failed through virtual diplomacy – to end Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

The White House realizes that the goal of this crucial journey is to achieve great results in a very short time. Biden will take part in the NATO summit on Russia in Brussels today.

White House spokeswoman Jen Saki said in a statement that Biden would reaffirm the United States’ readiness to defend every inch of the alliance’s territory.

“He will then attend the forthcoming European Council summit to discuss our common concerns about Ukraine, including transatlantic efforts to impose economic sanctions on Russia, as well as humanitarian assistance to victims of violence, and other challenges to the current conflict.” “Later, he will attend a meeting of the G7 countries initiated by Germany to discuss with our allies and partners the implications of sanctions against Russia, which is the result of a war preferred by Russia,” the White House spokesman said.

In addition to imposing tough sanctions on Russia, the United States has provided $ 13.6 billion in military and humanitarian aid to Ukraine.

Earlier, the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky applied to Washington with a request to recognize Ukraine as a no-fly zone, but in vain.

Zelensky has repeatedly warned that Putin will not stop and will not be limited to Ukraine. Recently, the Russian air force targeted the city of Lviv, which is only 80 kilometers from the border with Poland ․ – The next targets will be Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Moldova, Georgia and Poland. “Then they will walk to the Berlin Wall.”

US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken recently visited the Baltic states to learn about their concerns. The Latvian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense told VOA that NATO member states adjacent to Ukraine want to see some fundamental changes in the region.

According to Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkjic, Eastern Europe does not see the imminent end of the talks between Ukraine and Russia.

“Our position is that Ukraine is definitely the country that must decide what kind of agreement it wants to sign, without deadlines, without pressure on it. As Russia has attacked Ukraine, we must help Ukraine defend its sovereignty, not try to impose a solution that is against Ukraine’s interests. From that point of view, I am neither overly optimistic nor pessimistic, I want to be realistic. “I think it will take some time,” Rink said.

But analysts question the effectiveness of the meetings between the leaders of NATO and other countries, as Ukraine and Russia do not take part in the discussions. James Knicks, an expert on Russia’s Eurasia program at the prestigious Chatham House think tank, notes: “Unfortunately, I do not see a solution that would be acceptable to NATO member states, Ukraine and Russia. The reason is that Russia’s main goal is to prevent Ukraine from becoming a pro-foreign country. “And if that is Russia’s goal, and Ukraine’s dream is to be more Western and more pro-Western, then NATO can do nothing to solve that problem.”

After the meetings to be held in Brussels on Friday, Biden will leave for Poland.

By Editor

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