US President Joe Biden arrived in Brussels on Wednesday, where he will meet NATO members and European allies in the coming hours to cement unity among Westerners. During the visit it is expected to announce a new round of sanctions against Russia for its invasion of Ukraine.
“What we would like to hear [de los aliados de Estados Unidos] is that this shared steadfastness that we’ve seen over the last month will last as long as it takes,” White House National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan said in an exchange with reporters aboard Air Force One en route to Belgium. .
exactly one month later from the beginning of the invasion Ukraine, President Biden and his associates are in for an unprecedented diplomatic marathon. In a single day, they will participate in a NATO summit, another of the G7 and a last one of the European Union.
At a news conference in Brussels on Wednesday, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Russia’s war against Ukraine presented “a new normal for our security” and alliance leaders were likely to announce more support for Ukraine during the NATO summit that will take place on Thursday.
“I hope that the leaders agree to strengthen NATO’s position in all domains with significant increases in forces in the eastern part of the Alliance, on land, in the air and at sea,” Stoltenberg added.
“The first step is the deployment of four new NATO combat groups in Bulgaria, Hungary, Romania and Slovakia,” he deepened.
The head of the alliance announced that NATO leaders will also announce an agreement to address nuclear threatschemical and other Russian.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy is scheduled to participate virtually in the NATO summit. The president said Wednesday that he expects Western leaders to increase sanctions on Russia and increase aid to Ukraine.
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