MARCH 04, 2022
President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. spoke today with President Andrzej Duda of Poland to discuss our countries’ response, in close coordination with our Allies and partners, to Russia’s unprovoked and unjustified invasion of Ukraine, including ongoing efforts to impose severe consequences on Russia. President Biden underscored the United States’ commitment to the security of Poland and all of our NATO Allies. He welcomed Poland’s partnership in hosting 9,000 U.S. forces, including 4,700 additional servicemembers deployed there in recent weeks, to reassure eastern flank Allies, deter Russian aggression against NATO, and stand shoulder to shoulder with their Polish counterparts to maintain security and stability in Europe. The two leaders affirmed their commitment to the people of Ukraine, including the importance of providing urgent humanitarian assistance. President Biden thanked President Duda and the people of Poland for their hospitality in hosting and assisting nearly 700,000 Ukrainians and others who have fled the war so far.