Ukrainian President Zelensky to visit White House Aug. 30

WARSAW, POLAND - AUGUST 31: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and Polish President Andrzej Duda (not pictured) review a guard of honor upon Zelensky's arrival at the Presidential Palace on August 31, 2019 in Warsaw, Poland. Zelensky is in Poland for bilateral talks with the Polish government and to take part in tomorrow's international commemoration of the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of World War II. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and Polish President Andrzej Duda (not pictured) review a guard of honor upon Zelensky’s arrival at the Presidential Palace on August 31, 2019 in Warsaw, Poland. (Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

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UPDATED 5:48 PM PT – Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Joe Biden announced he will be welcoming Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to the White House next month. The Biden administration claimed on Wednesday that the meeting is intended to affirm America’s unwavering support for Ukraine’s sovereignty.

However, the announcement comes as the U.S. is set to complete a deal with Germany on the Nord Stream 2 pipeline. The White House has lifted sanctions on companies in charge of building the Russian-German pipeline, prompting concern from Ukraine.

Critics have argued the pipeline would reduce Ukraine’s role in regional energy commerce and expand Russian influence across Europe. Zelensky was critical of Biden’s meeting with Vladimir Putin last month and has called on the U.S. to show public support for Ukraine amid Russian aggression in Crimea.

In the meantime, the meeting is set for Aug. 30.

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