West Determined To Protect Ukraine Sovereignty In Face Of 'Russian Aggression

West Determined To Protect Ukraine Sovereignty In Face Of 'Russian Aggression

Andrew H. Sweet

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken spoke with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy Monday, repeating Washington's "unwavering support" for Ukraine's sovereignty as the country faces "Russian aggression," the State Department said.

The White House and Downing Street confirmed Biden, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi, and French President Emmanuel Macron all spoke Monday evening about the situation in Ukraine as well as its border with Russia.

"The leaders called on Russia to de-escalate tensions and reaffirmed their staunch support for Ukraine's territorial integrity," Johnson's spokesperson said. They also "expressed their commitment to act to maintain peace and security in Europe," the office of French President Emmanuel Macron said after the phone call.

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