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Statement on the President's Telephone Conversation With President Volodymyr Zelenskiy of Ukraine

February 24, 2022

President Zelenskyy reached out to me tonight and we just finished speaking. I condemned this unprovoked and unjustified attack by Russian military forces. I briefed him on the steps we are taking to rally international condemnation, including tonight at the United Nations Security Council. He asked me to call on the leaders of the world to speak out clearly against President Putin's flagrant aggression, and to stand with the people of Ukraine. Tomorrow I will be meeting with the leaders of the G-7, and the United States and our allies and partners will be imposing severe sanctions on Russia. We will continue to provide support and assistance to Ukraine and the Ukrainian people.

NOTE: The statement referred to the President's telephone conversation with President Zelenskiy on the evening of February 23 and was released by the Office of the Press Secretary early on February 24.

Joseph R. Biden, Statement on the President's Telephone Conversation With President Volodymyr Zelenskiy of Ukraine Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/354596

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