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Biden continued his outreach to his allies on Tuesday morning via a secure video conference from the White House as Russia declared on Tuesday that the “next phase” of the war in Ukraine was underway, launching a major assault on key areas of ballast.
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.
“Leaders reiterated their commitment to continue to provide security, economic and humanitarian assistance to Ukraine during this difficult time,” White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki told reporters aboard Air Force. One after the end of the meeting. “The leaders affirmed their solidarity with the people of Ukraine and condemned the humanitarian suffering caused by Russia’s unprovoked and unjustified invasion.”
PSAKI said on Monday that the Biden administration was planning additional sanctions against Russia, a topic leaders discussed on Tuesday, according to the White House.
You can read Amy’s full story here in The Post’s Ukraine war live update file.