Monday, May 29

Biden leaves Sánchez out of his contact conference to discuss the situation in Ukraine



After an intense weekend of consultations at Camp David in which he analyzed with his National Security team and the US military leadership the possible mobilization of thousands of soldiers to NATO bases near Ukraine, Joe Biden has summoned his closest partners to inform them of your plans and coordinate positions.

This Monday at 3:00 p.m. in Washington, 9:00 p.m. in mainland Spain, Biden is preparing to talk via secure video conference in the White House crisis room with his counterparts in the European Union, France, Germany, Italy, Poland and the United Kingdom, as well as NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, to brief them on his possible plans.

As revealed by the US media, especially ‘The New York Times’ and CNN, one option is to move soldiers from other bases European companies to countries close to Ukraine, such as Poland or Romania.

Presence in databases

The US has a military presence on owned or jointly used bases in Germany, the UK, Italy and Spain. Of those countries, the only one that is not in that meeting is Spain, whose government has also not been included in previous rounds of contact.

The US traditionally discusses Ukraine and Russia issues with its partners in the so-called Normandy dialogue -Germany and France- and usually invites the United Kingdom and Italy.

Over the weekend, the President of the Spanish Government, Pedro Sánchez, maintained phone contacts with the Secretary General of NATO, Jens Stoltenberg, and with the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen. Earlier, he spoke with the President of France, Emmanuel Macron, the Prime Ministers of Norway and the United Kingdom, Jonas Gahr Store and Boris Johnson, and the Chancellor of Germany, Olaf Scholz.

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