President Biden ate pizza with U.S. soldiers on the outskirts of a city in southeastern Poland, telling the story of a visit to his son in Iraq nearly 13 years ago.
Air Force One carrying the President of the United States Joe Biden He landed at Rzeszow-Jasonka airport in southeastern Poland on March 25, in a move by the White House to show support for the Eastern European country that borders Ukraine.
After getting off the plane, Mr Biden visited a barber shop at G2A Arena near the airport.There, he met 14 soldiers America Waiting for a haircut at G2A Arena, then heading to a nearby cafeteria for a pizza lunch with the soldiers.
Eating pepperoni and jalapeno pizza, President Biden told soldiers he was visiting Iraq to visit his eldest son, Beau Biden, who was deployed there nearly 13 years ago.
Mr. Biden, then the US vice president, traveled to Baghdad to visit his son in July 2009, but he was hard to find among uniformed soldiers in the barracks.
“I walked in and looked for my son, and I walked around wondering where the hell is my son?” President Biden said at the dinner table, later finding Beau in a military uniform, along with other nameplates.
“When I asked him what happened, my son said ‘The last name was Biden, and people thought something happened, so he took the last name Hunter.’ That was Beau’s mother’s surname,” he said. Biden said. Beau Biden died of brain cancer in 2015.
President Biden then addressed U.S. troops in Poland, emphasizing the importance of their role in NATO in the current crisis. The city of Rzeszow, where the US military is stationed, is about 170 kilometers from Lviv, Ukraine.
The 82nd Airborne Division of the US military dispatched 5,000 people to specialize in airborne amphibious operations Poland Tensions between Russia and Ukraine have escalated since February 6. On February 24, after Russia launched a special military operation in Ukraine, the US military and NATO members mobilized more troops to NATO’s eastern flank.
More than 3.7 million Ukrainians fled abroad to avoid hostilities. Poland is the country with the largest number of refugees, and the United Nations estimates that 2.2 million people have arrived in the Eastern European country from Ukraine.
After visiting Rzeszow, President Biden flew to Warsaw, where he is expected to meet with Polish President Andrzej Duda to discuss Poland’s proposal to send additional U.S. troops to strengthen NATO’s eastern flank, as well as establish a NATO or international peacekeeping in Ukraine Task.
U.S. diplomats were skeptical of the Polish proposal, while Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov criticized it as a “very reckless idea.” Before traveling to Poland, Mr Biden participated in a series of summits with NATO, EU and G7 leaders focused on Russia’s military operations in Ukraine.
After a month of hostilities, Russian forces have taken control of Kherson and some territory in northern, eastern and southern Ukraine, but have yet to enter other major cities. The Russian Ministry of Defense confirmed yesterday that most of the objectives of the first phase of the operation have been completed, and the Russian military will focus on “liberating” the Donbas region in eastern Ukraine.
Nguyen Jin (according to guardian)