The president of the United States, Joe Bidenoffers this Tuesday a speech in warsaw one who will uphold the principle of sovereignty and express his attachment to Ukraine and the defense of NATO’s eastern flank.

“A year ago, the world was preparing for the fall of kyiv. Just got back from Kyiv and can say Kyiv is holding up. And above all, stay freehe exclaimed at the start of his speech, a few days after the anniversary of the start of the invasion.

“One year later, We responded, we remain united, the world did not look elsewhere“, he added, underlining the cooperation of the United States with its allies.

The topics of the message were advanced by White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan. Biden began his program this Tuesday in Warsaw just hours after Russian President Vladimir Putin’s state of the nation address was delivered to both houses of parliament, accusing the West of wanting to end Russia “forever” and announced that he was suspending Moscow’s participation in the New Start nuclear treaty.

Biden, who paid a highly symbolic visit to Kyiv on Monday, will deliver a speech at the Royal Castle in Warsaw around 5:30 p.m. local time (1630 GMT) to commemorate the anniversary of the start of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, which is 24 de this month.

According to Sullivan, the president had long wanted to deliver a speech like the one he will deliver this Tuesday, in which he plans to place the war in Ukraine in a broader context of defending the liberal international order, created after the Second World War. .

Specifically, Biden defend the principles of sovereignty, territorial integrity, independence, democracy and freedom that are part of this concept of the world, explained Sullivan.

Joe Biden is received by Polish President Andrzej Duda (via Reuters)

Furthermore, the president will underline the unity of NATO and will reiterate its commitment to Ukraine and the defense of the countries on the eastern flank of the Atlantic Alliance, certain former Soviet republics and more vulnerable to any type of aggression from Russia.

Upon his arrival in Warsaw, in brief remarks at a meeting of the Polish and American delegations, Biden said NATO is “stronger than ever.”

“I can add with pride that our support for Ukraine is unwavering,” he said during a meeting of the Polish and American delegations, partially broadcast on local television.

The US president called Poland’s support for Ukraine and Ukrainians “truly extraordinary”.

For his part, the Polish head of state, Andrzej Duda, stressed that thanks to Joe Biden “we see that the United States is capable of ensuring the world order”.

Poland shares a border of around 530 kilometers with Ukraine, has been one of the countries that has lobbied the West the most to support Kiev and has taken in 1.5 million Ukrainian refugees since the start of the crisis. war.

The American president had already visited Poland last year, a month after the Russian invasion.

(With information from AFP and EFE)

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