New telephone conversation in the past few hours between Joe Biden and Emmanuel Macron, who then heard again Volodymyr Zelensky. The American and French presidents spoke of diplomatic engagement as Russia’s “war against Ukraine” continues and stressed “their commitment to hold Russia accountable for its actions and to support the government and people of Ukraine. Ukraine, “the White House said.
Macron, the Elysée said, offered Biden condolences for the death in Ukraine of the journalist Brent Renaud and the two presidents agreed to “strengthen the sanctions already adopted” against Russia, support Ukraine and take together “all the initiatives useful to stop the fighting “.
To the Ukrainian president, Macron “expressed his full support” and the French president spoke to Zelensky about the “additional aid decided by the EU” at the Versailles summit last week. Macron and Zelensky also discussed the “continuation of negotiations between Russia and Ukraine” and “will continue to coordinate in the coming days”.
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