WASHINGTON, (Xinhua) — U.S. President Joe Biden will host Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky at the White House on Aug. 30, Press Secretary Jen Psaki said on Wednesday.
“The visit will affirm the United States’ unwavering support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity in the face of Russia’s ongoing aggression in the Donbas and Crimea,” Psaki said in a statement.
The two leaders would also discuss energy security cooperation and anti-corruption efforts in Ukraine, according to the statement.
The announcement came as the United States and Germany reached an agreement on the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline issue, which Ukraine opposes.
The 1,230-km gas pipeline, expected to be completed next month, would bring 55 billion cubic meters of gas annually from Russia to Germany through the Baltic Sea.