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Kamala Harris laughs after question about Ukrainian refugees — RT World News

The US vice president seemed in good spirits as he discussed the issue of Ukrainian refugees

US Vice President Kamala Harris laughed after being asked about Washington’s plans to help Ukrainian refugees.

Harris was answering questions about the Ukraine crisis alongside Polish President Andrzej Duda Thursday in Warsaw when the incident occurred.

A reporter asked Harris if the United States was “willing to make a specific allowance for Ukrainian refugees” then turned to Duda, asking the Polish president if he had asked Washington to accept more refugees.

Neither politician apparently wanted to speak first, with Duda and Harris looking at each other in silence for a brief moment, seemingly nudging each other in response. At one point, the VP smiled as she turned back to Duda, jokingly, “A friend in need is a friend indeed,” then burst out laughing, inviting the Polish leader to speak.

Duda revealed that he asked Harris to help him manage the flow of refugees from Ukraine, adding that he specifically called on Washington to “accelerate and simplify” acceptance of Ukrainians who have relatives in the United States and “who would be willing – at least while the war is still raging… to stay with their families in the United States.”

Harris is on a three-day trip to Poland and Romania for talks with allies on Russia’s military offensive in Ukraine. Earlier on Thursday, she met Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki to help coordinate the international response to the conflict, which has led more than 2 million refugees to flee Ukraine, including more than 1.2 million who have crossed into Poland. neighbor.

Just after Russia launched its military operation in Ukraine on Feb. 24, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said the United States was ready to take in refugees fleeing the country, but expected that the bulk of Ukrainians travel to Europe, citing Poland as an example.

Harris has a habit of cackling when rushed to respond to serious issues. For example, she laughed as she interrupted a reporter’s question about Americans trapped in Afghanistan during the chaotic US evacuation of Kabul last August. Also last year, she repeatedly laughed at questions about visiting the US-Mexico border as record numbers of migrants sought to enter the United States.

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