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VP Harris to visit eastern Europe in support of NATO and Ukraine

Posted at 2:01 PM, Mar 04, 2022

The White House announced Friday that Vice President Kamala Harris will visit Poland and Romania next week.

The trip is an effort to show solidarity with U.S. NATO partners and Ukraine.

"During her meetings with the leaders of Poland and Romania, the Vice President will advance our close coordination in response to Russia’s unprovoked and unjustified invasion of Ukraine," the White House said in a statement.

The vice president's meetings will focus on how the U.S. can support the region, which is dealing with an influx of refugees who are fleeing violence.

"They will discuss our continuing support for the people of Ukraine through security, economic, and humanitarian assistance and our determination to impose severe economic consequences on Russia and those complicit in Russia’s invasion," the White House said.

Harris was in Germany last month and met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy prior to the Russian invasion.