President to Attend NATO Summit in Europe

White House also announces planned visit to Poland. 

President Joe Biden will travel to Belgium this week for a meeting with NATO leaders concerning the crisis in Ukraine. His trip is expected to focus heavily on Western unity without further sanctions proposed to stop the Russian aggression. 

Aside from a show of resolve, it appears unlikely that the leaders can agree upon terms that will be enough to end the conflict in Ukraine or dissuade President Putin from continuing the attacks that are increasingly impacting civilians. 

American and European officials have been discussing potential announcements for leaders to make at the conclusion of the gathering. That could include new rounds of sanctions on Russian oligarchs, additional measures restricting the country’s finances, and new steps to limit the import of Russian energy products.  Discussions are also underway on what measures can be unveiled to provide more support for Ukraine, including new shipments of military assistance or financial aid to bolster the country’s defenses. 

Later in the week, President Biden will travel to Poland to meet with leaders there. More than 2 million Ukrainians have fled to Poland, and the president is expected to discuss “the humanitarian and human rights crisis that Russia’s unjustified and unprovoked war on Ukraine has created,” Press Secretary Jen Psaki said. He has no plans to visit Ukraine. 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For safe travels for President Biden as he heads overseas.
  • For wisdom for the president and his advisors as he meets with NATO leaders.
  • For the president to seek God’s guidance as he meets with foreign heads of state.

Sources: CNN, ABC, CBS News 


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