Biden continued his outreach to allies Tuesday morning via a secure video conference from the White House as Russia declared Tuesday that the “next phase” of the war in Ukraine was underway, kicking off a major assault on key areas in the east
The Post’s Amy B Wang reports that Biden’s call included 11 other world leaders: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, European Council President Charles Michel, French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi , Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, Polish President Andrzej Duda, Romanian President Klaus Iohannis and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
“The leaders reiterated their commitment to continue providing security, economic and humanitarian assistance to Ukraine in its time of need,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki told reporters aboard Air Force One after the meeting had ended. “The leaders affirmed their solidarity with the Ukrainian people and condemned the humanitarian suffering caused by Russia’s unprovoked and unjustified invasion.”
Psaki said Monday that the Biden administration is weighing additional sanctions on Russia, a topic the leaders discussed Tuesday, according to the White House.
You can read Amy’s full account here in The Post’s live update file devoted to the war in Ukraine.