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Biden travels to Europe next week for an emergency NATO meeting on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

President Joe Biden holds press conference following the NATO Summit in Brussels on 14 June 2021. Olivier Hoslet / Getty Images

  • US President Joe Biden travels to Europe next week for an emergency meeting of NATO.
  • This happens when Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy asks the alliance to do more.
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US President Joe Biden travels to Europe next week for an emergency meeting in NATO on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Tuesday’s announcement comes as Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy asks the alliance to do more.

“President Biden @POTUS is coming to @NATO’s headquarters next week to attend an extraordinary meeting of the leaders of all #Nato allies,” the US NATO mission wrote on Twitter.

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg announced on Tuesday that he is urging alliance leaders to meet in Brussels to discuss their response to Russia’s attack.

“We will address #Russia’s invasion of #Ukraine, our strong support for Ukraine and further strengthen NATO’s deterrence & defense. At this critical time, North America & Europe must remain united,” Stoltenberg wrote on Twitter.

The announcements come the same day that Zelenskyy ruled out his country joining NATO. Zelenskyy had applied for accelerated consideration to join the alliance after Russia launched a large-scale invasion of his country.

The United States and other NATO members have previously left the door open for Ukrainian membership, but have not provided details on the exact timeline.

Prior to the invasion, Russian President Vladimir Putin had expressed his dissatisfaction with NATO’s growing membership and the possibility that Ukraine would drift further away from Russian influence.

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