President Biden visits Poland over the weekend (includes video story)

Just outside of the Ukrainian city of Lviv, Russia continued its assault this past weekend. Missile strikes burned a fuel storage area, leaving five people injured and severely damaged infrastructure.

In Kyiv, volunteers with the Ukrainian guard work to protect their homes. Meanwhile, the U.S. released a statement saying it will provide asylum to 100,000 refugees. And over the weekend, President Joe Biden flew to Europe to discuss international efforts.

“We will have a different future, a brighter future rooted in democracy and principle, hope and light,” stated Biden. 

In Poland, President Biden met with his Polish counterpart and reasserted the U.S. commitment to NATO’s Article 5, which pledges to defend member countries that are attacked.

“America’s ability to meet its [responsibilities] in other parts of the world rests upon a united and secure Europe.”

Biden discussed the humanitarian crisis and spoke to Ukrainian refugees. He wrapped up his visit by delivering a speech from a Warsaw castle. 

“We stand with you,” shared President Joe Biden. “Their brave resistance is part of a larger fight for democratic principles.”

Zitlali Solache is a student in Florida International University, pursuing her Masters degree in Spanish-Language Broadcast Journalism. Zitlali Solache is Mexican American and has a passion for storytelling and news. She has interned for WPBT PBS, WSVN Channel 7 and STEP Univision. After graduation, Zitlali aspires to become a reporter/anchor in her hometown Miami, FL.