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According to the White House official, “The G7 Leaders’ meeting started at 9:17 AM. President Biden and Leaders are discussing their joint response to President Putin’s unprovoked and unjustified attack on Ukraine.”

Earlier this morning, following Putin’s military action in Ukraine, Biden convened a meeting of the National Security Council in the Situation Room to discuss the latest developments in Ukraine.

President Biden and President Zelenskyy spoke on the phone according to the White House readout.

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 G7, 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.

Joe Biden

In London, the Ukrainian embassy has produced a list of desired, “urgent economic sanctions” against Russia.

In his address to the nation, PM Boris Johnson promised “massive sanctions” and said that “Diplomatically, politically, economically, and eventually militarily, this hideous and barbaric adventure of Vladimir Putin must end in failure.”

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