WARSAW (QHA) -

U.S. President Barack Obama has met privately in Warsaw with Ukraine's President-elect Petro Poroshenko in a show of support for Kyiv amid a separatist insurgency in the east.

The meeting on June 4 came a day after Obama pledged to spend $1 billion to send more U.S. military to Europe on a temporary basis.

Obama is also due to deliver a major speech to highlight the 25th anniversary of Poland's first free elections.

He is expected to say that Poland's experience can serve as an example for Ukraine.

On June 3 in Warsaw, Obama pledged to spend $1 billion to send more U.S. military to Europe on a temporary basis.

Meanwhile, NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen announced on June 3 at a NATO meeting in Brussels that the military alliance will finalize by the end of June a package aimed at modernizing and reforming Ukraine’s armed forces.

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