US President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron have reiterated their support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity and warned Russia of the high cost of any potential invasion.
Biden spoke with Macron on Wednesday about Russia’s continued military build-up on Ukraine’s borders, the White House said.
The two leaders “reviewed our ongoing coordination on both diplomacy and preparations to impose swift and severe economic costs on Russia should it further invade Ukraine,” according to Washington. Biden and Macron agreed their teams would “stay in close touch, including in consultation with NATO allies and EU partners, on our coordinated and comprehensive approach to managing these issues.”
According to the Élysée Palace in Paris, it was a 45-minute exchange and Macron has other calls planned with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky for Thursday.