The President of the United States, Joe Biden, has invited his counterpart from Ukraine, Volodimir Zelensky, to visit the White House this summer, an invitation he received just days before the summit where he will meet the Russian President should, has pronounced, Vladimir Putin.
This was confirmed by the National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan in a press conference in front of journalists. Biden’s proposal to Zelenski to visit Washington came during a conversation between the two leaders at Zelenski’s own request.
In it, the US President reaffirmed Washington’s commitment and support to Ukraine in light of its concerns about the meeting between Biden and Putin.
However, at this high-level summit, scheduled for June 16, Biden will “firmly defend the sovereignty, territorial integrity and aspirations of Ukraine,” the Bloomberg agency reports.
On his Twitter account, Zelenski had accepted Biden’s invitation and stated that he was expecting the meeting “with interest” in order to discuss “possibilities for expanding strategic cooperation” between the two nations, he wrote on his Twitter account.