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Biden plans meetings with Zelenskyy and Erdoğan in Vilnius

Monday, 10 July 2023, 22:43

US President Joe Biden will hold two high-level bilateral meetings with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy as part of the North Atlantic Alliance summit in Vilnius.

Sources: European Pravda, Politico, citing two informed sources.

According to the publication, on Tuesday, 11 July, Biden will meet with Erdoğan to convince him to approve Sweden's accession to NATO. And on Wednesday, 12 July, a meeting of the leaders of the United States and Ukraine is scheduled, although not definitively agreed upon.


According to Politico, Biden will try to convince Zelenskyy that removing a number of bureaucratic obstacles and reforms, as well as a "large security commitment" from the United States and some NATO allies, is the maximum that Kyiv can get in Vilnius this year.

Background: On Monday, in the evening address, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy essentially confirmed his participation in the North Atlantic Alliance summit in Vilnius.

He also said that work on specific wording regarding Ukraine in the final document of the NATO summit is not completed yet.

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