Biden discusses with European leaders increasing pressure on Russia

Biden discusses with European leaders increasing pressure on Russia

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U.S. President Joe Biden discussed with the leaders of Germany, France, Britain and Italy joint steps to respond to Russian aggression in Ukraine, including increasing economic pressure on Russia and strengthening Ukrainian defense.

This is said in a statement released by the White House on Tuesday, Ukrinform reports.

“The leaders affirmed their determination to continue raising costs on Russia for its brutal attacks in Ukraine, as well as to continue supplying Ukraine with security assistance to defend itself against this unjustified and unprovoked assault,” the report says.

In addition, they reviewed their efforts to provide humanitarian assistance to the millions affected by the violence, both inside Ukraine and seeking refuge in other countries, and underscored the need for humanitarian access to civilians in Mariupol.

The leaders also discussed the importance of supporting stable energy markets in light of current disruptions due to sanctions.

As Ukrinform reported, U.S. President Joe Biden held talks with French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Tuesday. The main purpose of the talks was to discuss the situation around Ukraine.

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