President Joe Biden is expected to travel to Poland this month to celebrate the anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, according to three people familiar with the planning.
The current schedule is for Biden to visit Poland at the end of February, the sources told NBC News.
The sources noted that the trip is not final until the White House announces it and plans could change.
A spokesman for the National Security Council declined to comment.
It was not immediately clear whether additional stops would be added to the trip.
NBC News was the first to report last month that Biden was considering a trip to Europe, possibly including Poland, to mark the one-year anniversary of the war that began on February 24, 2022.
Sources said at the time that the White House was considering ways Biden could mark the milestone with the aim of drawing attention to Ukraine’s resilience to Russia’s relentless military campaign and reaffirming American solidarity with the Ukrainian people as the conflict enters a new phase.
Last month, Biden said the US would send 31 Abrams tanks to Ukraine.
The move was a sea change for the Biden administration, which had resisted pressure from Germany to send them to Ukraine.