The White House reported that US President Joe Biden’s video conference with the participation of President Andrej Duda and the leaders of Germany, France, Italy, the United Kingdom, the European Union and NATO ended after 80 minutes of talks. “We discussed the situation around Ukraine, but also the entire eastern side of NATO. We can speak boldly about NATO unity,” said President Duda.
According to the Biden administration, the virtual meeting began at 21:05 and ended at 22:25 (Poland time).
White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki said before the meeting that The conference is part of making plans in case Russia resumes aggression and “we discuss what we see and how we can help and strengthen the defenses” of allies.
Besides President Biden, the meeting was attended by President Andrzej Duda of Poland, President of France Emmanuel Macron, Chancellor of Germany Olaf Scholz, Prime Minister of Italy Mario Draghi, Prime Minister of Great Britain Boris Johnson, as well as President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen and President of the European Council Charles Michel and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.
“Great meeting with POTUS on European security (…). We agree that any further Russian aggression against Ukraine will be accompanied by heavy costs– Stoltenberg wrote on Twitter.
President of the United States Joe Biden assessed that the video conference was “completely unanimous” and that the talks were “very good.”
In its statement after the meeting, the French Elysee Palace noted the need to issue “firm and credible” warnings against Moscow, but also to intensify dialogue.
President Andrzej Duda, speaking at the press conference after the conversation, stressed that Monday’s meeting was confidential, and therefore he could not reveal the details of its course. I can say in general that we, of course, discussed the situation around Ukraine, but not only, because we were talking about the situation on the eastern side of NATO in general, and related to Russian actions, and everything that concerns the Russian authorities are responsible for the movements of Russian forces that are monitored – I mentioned the chief.
We discussed the situation around Ukraine, as well as the entire eastern side of NATO. We can speak with confidence of NATO unity – This is how President Duda reported these talks. Each of the participants in the meeting spoke. We talked about possible scenarios and actions that NATO countries could take in case of aggression – added the chief.
I want to assure the unity of NATO. No ally at the moment bursts out of solidarity with Ukraine, with the rest of NATO The chief assured. He also added, “There is no indication that Poland is in danger at this point.” Of course, the movements of the Russian forces and their movements on the Russian political and media scene are monitored and everyone can watch them, but all this is happening on the other side at the moment. The chief said. There is no clear and visible danger to us – added.
President Duda announced that On Friday, the National Security Council will convene. In the coming days I would like to share this knowledge and this picture of the situation that is being created as a result of all my recent meetings and conversations, I would like to share with the most important Polish participants. political scene – Report.
I want the Nepal Red Cross meeting to take place on Friday because after that we will also have consultations with our allies. I’m thinking of the Baltic states here. These consultations are scheduled to take place this week and end on Thursday The chief said.
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