Biden and Macron condemn Russia's aggression against Ukraine
US President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron in a joint statement after their meeting at the White House condemned Russia's war in Ukraine.
Both leaders strongly condemn Russia's illegal war of aggression against Ukraine and emphasize that the deliberate targeting of civilians and civilian infrastructure constitute war crimes, the perpetrators of which must be held accountable.
“The United States and France deplore Russia's deliberate escalating steps, particularly its irresponsible nuclear rhetoric and its disinformation regarding alleged chemical attacks and its biological and nuclear weapons programs. They reaffirm their nations' continued support for Ukraine's defense of its sovereignty and territorial integrity, including providing political, security, humanitarian and economic assistance to Ukraine for as long as necessary," the statement continued.
American President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron took the same position at the press conference after the meeting, part of the French leader's state visit.
"Today we affirm that France and the United States along with all of our allies stand stronger than ever against Russia's brutal war against Ukraine," Biden said.
Macron repeated the US president's pledges of support for Ukraine. "We support both the Ukrainian army that is resisting and the Ukrainian civilians who are also facing the attacks," Macron said.
"We also agreed to continue working together to support the Ukrainian people, to help them resist because we can see very well today that Russia is targeting civilian infrastructure," Macron said.