President Biden will meet on the White Home with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Aug. 30, White Home press secretary Jen Psaki stated Wednesday.
The go to will affirm the US’ “unwavering assist for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity within the face of Russia’s ongoing aggression,” Ms. Psaki stated in an announcement.
The go to additionally will rekindle criticism of the Biden household’s cozy relations with Ukraine. Throughout the marketing campaign, Mr. Biden weathered criticism about his son Hunter Biden making $1 million a 12 months for serving on the board of a Ukraine vitality firm, a gig Hunter Biden scored whereas his father spearheaded Ukraine coverage as vice chairman within the Obama administration.
Ms. Psaki stated the assembly additionally will concentrate on vitality cooperation and efforts to deal with corruption in Ukraine.
Tensions stay excessive between Ukraine and Russia together with friction over the Nord Stream 2 pipeline.
Ukraine has raised alarms concerning the venture, which might ship pure fuel from Russia to Germany through a pipeline below the Baltic Sea. Mr. Zelensky has stated the venture undercuts Ukraine’s function as a number one vitality producer within the area.
However Germany and Russia have pushed for the completion of Nord Stream 2. Germany says the pipeline is important for its vitality wants, whereas Russia sees it as a solution to exert elevated affect over Europe.
The Biden administration this week requested Ukraine to pipe down about its objections to the pipeline, angering some Ukraine officers, in accordance with media experiences.