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US National Security Advisor Sullivan to detail goals of Biden’s trip to Brussels

US President Joe Biden discusses the US response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine and warns CEOs of potential cyberattacks from Russia at the Business Roundtable’s Quarterly CEO Meeting in Washington, DC , U.S. March 21, 2022. REUTERS/Leah Millis/File Photo

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WASHINGTON, March 22 (Reuters) – The White House will on Tuesday release details of President Joe Biden’s trip to Belgium and Poland this week to mark a show of unity between the United States and Europe following the invasion of Ukraine by Russia.

Biden will travel with US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin to Brussels, where NATO and the European Union are based, on Wednesday for meetings Thursday with other leaders. Next, he plans to travel to Warsaw to show his support for an ally that shares a border with Ukraine.

National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan will brief reporters on the trip Tuesday from the White House.

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White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki said Monday the trip would produce specific “deliverables” or results, but declined to elaborate.

Sullivan will take questions from reporters about the trip and the situation in Ukraine at 1 p.m. EDT (1700 GMT).

The United States and its allies have implemented sweeping sanctions against Russia for invading Ukraine and providing billions of dollars in arms and aid. Biden pledged not to send US troops to Ukraine, but vowed to keep his pledge to defend NATO members if they come under attack.

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Reporting by Jeff Mason; Editing by Heather Timmons and Alistair Bell

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