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Biden lands in London, heads to Lithuania for NATO summit

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President Joe Biden has embarked on a trip to London, where he aims to mend relations after skipping King Charles’ coronation and attending a NATO summit.

However, he faces criticism for transferring cluster munitions to Ukraine, while also navigating diplomatic tensions over Ukraine and Sweden’s desire to join NATO.

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In an interview with CNN, Biden expressed that there is no unanimity within NATO regarding Ukraine’s immediate membership, given the ongoing conflict.

He emphasized the importance of keeping the alliance united and strong in the face of Russian aggression.

Biden’s decision to provide cluster munitions to Ukraine has drawn blowback from allies, including key Democrats.

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While Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky warned that delays in receiving necessary arms would result in more lives lost, some lawmakers, such as Sen. Tim Kaine expressed concerns about the move.

The UK, Spain, Canada, and New Zealand have also criticized the decision.

During his trip, Biden is scheduled to meet with British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, participate in a climate engagement meeting with King Charles, and attend a high-stakes NATO summit in Vilnius.

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President Biden’s visit to Helsinki, Finland, where he will welcome the newest NATO member, sends a strong message to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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