US President Joe Biden has invited his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky to the White House, his national security adviser Jake Sullivan announced on Monday (June 7th). “He is impatient to receive him at the White House this summer”, said Jake Sullivan.
In a telephone exchange, Joe Biden reaffirmed to his counterpart “Its unwavering commitment to the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine in the face of continued Russian aggression in Donbass and Crimea”, White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki said in the evening, a few days before the summit between the US president and Russian President Vladimir Putin, scheduled for June 16 in Geneva.
The two leaders “Discussed the strategic partnership in support of President Zelensky’s plan to fight corruption and implement a reform agenda, based on our shared democratic values and Ukraine’s Euro-Atlantic aspirations”, she also said in a statement.
President Zelensky thanked Joe Biden for this invitation, “in July”. “I look forward to this meeting which will allow us to discuss ways to expand strategic cooperation between Ukraine and the United States”, he said on Twitter.