US President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris spoke with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Tuesday morning via phone call, days after Russian President Vladimir Putin declared that Moscow would annex four Ukrainian territories.
The so-called referendums used were declared as “a sham” by Ukraine and Western nations.
Biden and Harris highlighted “that the United States will never recognize the alleged Russian annexation of Ukrainian territory” and Biden “affirmed the continued readiness of the United States to impose severe costs on any individual, entity or country that provides support for the alleged annexation of Russia,” , said a White House statement.
Biden reiterated his country’s commitment to supporting Ukraine and the leaders discussed a new $625 million security assistance package, which includes four more rocket systems, known as Himars, as well as additional howitzers and ammunition, as reported by Biden. CNN previously.
They also discussed a grain export agreement and “continued efforts by the United States to rally the world around Ukraine’s efforts to defend its freedom and democracy, as enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations.”
Source: CNN Brasil