“The President will receive Vladimir Zelensky, the president of Ukraine, at the White House,” the US leader’s work schedule for September 1 notes.
The White House considered the upcoming visit a confirmation of the American commitment to the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, close cooperation between the two states in the field of energy security, and support for Zelensky in the fight against corruption and the implementation of the reform program.
The meeting of Zelensky and Biden was postponed from August 31 to September 1 due to the evacuation of Americans from Afghanistan, said the adviser to the head of the office of the President of Ukraine, Mikhail Podolyak.
The Ukrainian leader was supposed to go on a working visit to the United States on August 30, and he had a meeting with Biden scheduled for August 31. The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Dmytro Kuleba, explained that the event would have a “face-to-face” format.