Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said Thursday that he has held a phone conversation with President Biden about the next steps on its path to defeat Russia.
The call comes a day after Ukraine’s war with Moscow reached the six-month mark.
“Had a great conversation with @POTUS. Thanked for the unwavering U.S. support for Ukrainian people – security and financial,” Zelenskyy said in a tweet.
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“We discussed Ukraine’s further steps on our path to the victory over the aggressor and importance of holding Russia accountable for war crimes,” he added.
White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre, later describing the call to reporters, said Biden “reiterated the United States’ support for Ukraine as they defend themselves from Russian aggression, including yesterday’s announcements of nearly $3 billion dollars in weapons and equipment.
“He congratulated Ukraine as it marked a particularly significant Independence Day this week and shared his admiration for the people of Ukraine and its armed forces as they continue to inspire the world with their dedication and freedom,” Jean-Pierre added.