Updated Mar 21, 2022 - World

Biden to visit Poland on European trip this week

President Joe Biden returns to the White House on March 20, 2022 in Washington, DC.

President Biden at the White House on Sunday. Photo: Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images

President Biden will travel to Poland as part of his upcoming trip to Europe to discuss Russia's invasion of Ukraine with NATO and European allies, the White House said on Sunday night.

Driving the news: Biden is due to leave Washington, D.C., for Brussels on Wednesday. He will travel to Warsaw, Poland, which shares a border with Ukraine, this Friday, "where he will hold a bilateral meeting with President Andrzej Duda," per an emailed statement from press secretary Jen Psaki.

Yes, but: There were no plans for Biden to travel to Ukraine, Psaki tweeted.

What to expect: Biden and Duda "will discuss how the United States, alongside our Allies and partners, is responding to the humanitarian and human rights crisis that Russia’s unjustified and unprovoked war on Ukraine has created," Psaki said in her statement.

Meanwhile, a bipartisan delegation of American senators traveled to Germany and Poland over the weekend to meet with the countries' officials and also U.S. Special Operations Command Europe representatives.

Editor's note: This article has been updated with details of the U.S. senators' European trip and Psaki's Twitter comments.

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