Mar 20, 2022 - World

Psaki: Biden's trip to Europe will not include stop in Ukraine

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Joe Biden departs the White House on March 18. Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images

President Biden's trip to Europe this week does not include plans to visit Ukraine, White House press secretary Jen Psaki confirmed in a tweet on Sunday.

Driving the news: The announcement comes after former Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko told CNN on Saturday that Biden should visit Ukraine during his trip as a "symbol of our solidarity."

The big picture: "The trip will be focused on continuing to rally the world in support of the Ukrainian people and against President Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, but there are no plans to travel into Ukraine," Psaki tweeted.

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