White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said in a tweet that Biden “will provide an update on events related to Ukraine, not announce new policy.”
The full tweet reads: “@POTUS remarks will provide an update on events related to Ukraine, not announce new policy. He will speak about the situation on the ground, the steps we have taken, the actions we are prepared to take, what’s at stake for the US and the world and how this may impact us at home.”
Earlier, the White House announced that the President would provide a status update on the Ukraine-Russia situation.
“The President will give brief remarks providing an update on Russia and Ukraine,” the White House said. “He will reiterate that the United States remains open to high-level diplomacy in close coordination with our Allies, building on the multiple diplomatic off-ramps we and our Allies and partners have offered Russia in recent months. The United States continues to believe diplomacy and de-escalation are the best path forward, but is prepared for every scenario.”
The US and other nations have told their citizens to leave Ukraine and head for safety. On Monday, the US also announced that it would be temporarily relocating its embassy in Kyiv to Lviv, a city in western Ukraine. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said that this is due to “dramatic acceleration in the buildup of Russian forces.”
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