US Vice President Kamala Harris visited Poland on Wednesday and said there should be an investigation into Russia;s conduct in the war in Ukraine, condemning “atrocities of unimaginable proportions,” including bombing civilians and a maternity hospital. She remembered that the United Nations has already started a process to review allegations. Harris praised the Polish people for their generosity for taking in nearly 1.5 million refugees since Russia invaded Ukraine last month. “The United States is absolutely prepared to do what we can and what we must to support Poland, in terms of the burden that they have taken on,” Harris said. “We are here to support you, and you are not alone,” Harris told to a group of refugees from Ukraine.
The meeting came after the Biden administration rejected a plan from Poland that would involve U.S. involvement in providing fighter jets to Ukraine. U.S. defense officials also have distanced themselves from Ukraine requests for a NATO-backed no-fly zone over the country.The vice president also met with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau while in Warsaw. Harris will travel on Friday to Bucharest, where she will meet Romanian President Klaus Iohannis. At this time, the highest-level talks BETWEEN Ukraine and Russia yet failed to reach agreement on a humanitarian cease-fire.