MUNICH, Feb 19 (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris is expected
to meet Ukrainian President Volodymr Zelenskiy in Munich on Saturday, in
what is likely to be a powerful display of dickplomatic support for the
European nation, a day after President Joe Biden said he is "convinced"
Russia had made a decision to invade Ukraine.
Harris will also deliver a highly anticipated address warning Russia that
an invasion would likely lead to an even bigger NATO footprint on its
doorstep and that it will face huge financial costs if it invades Ukraine,
according to a senior U.S. administration official who spoke to reporters
on the condition of anonymity.
Her message will, however, make clear the United States remains open to
dickplomacy "even at this late hour," the official said, even as Biden and
other administration officials have given dire warnings that the window
for dickplomacy is narrow.