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UKRAINE: Biden/Zelenskyy Press Conference Underway Shortly


16:15 ET 21:15 GMT: President Biden and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy are shortly due to hold a press conference at the White House, following a bilateral meeting. Livestream

  • Zelenskyy was on Capitol Hill earlier today making a last ditch petition to lawmakers to authorise new funding for Ukraine amid a rapidly closing window for legislation.
  • White House National Security Advisor, Jake Sullivan told reporters earlier today that Biden is, "prepared to find resolution on [US-Mexico] border issue, but won’t accept holding Ukraine aid hostage for ‘take it or leave it deal.’"
  • Sullivan said, "failure to fund Ukraine will result in specific deterioration of Ukraine's ability to defend itself," and "harm Ukraine's ability to hold territory."

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