Zelensky calls Biden to discuss security and financial support. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said Russia must stop bombing operations before meaningful ceasefire talks with Moscow can take place. The first bilateral negotiations had previously made no significant progress. Zelensky was interviewed by Reuters and CNN on March 1, 2022. (Reuters)
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said on Saturday (March 5) that he had a phone call with U.S. President Joe Biden to discuss security and financial support for Ukraine and continued sanctions against Russia.
Zelensky calls Biden to discuss security and financial support
“As part of an ongoing conversation, I have another conversation with this President,” Zelensky wrote on Twitter. The
White House said in a statement that President Biden was on the phone with Zelensky. Highlights actions being taken by the United States, its allies and partners, and private industry to make Russian aggression against Ukraine more costly. Biden particularly welcomed the decision by Visa and Mastercard to suspend operations in Russia.
Biden noted that the U.S. government is increasing security, humanitarian and economic assistance to Ukraine and is working closely with Congress to secure additional funding, the statement said.
The White House said the two leaders also discussed issues such as the Russian attack on Ukraine’s nuclear power plant and recent Russian-Ukrainian negotiations.