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Virtual Leaders' Call On Ukraine Takes Place This Afternoon


US President Joe Biden has organised a virtual G7 leaders call to take place this afternoon European time (no set time yet). As well as the leaders of G7 nations, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg and European Commission and Council Presidents Ursula von der Leyen and Charles Michel will be on the call. In recognition of their major efforts in assisting Ukrainian refugees and providing a base of operations for NATO support efforts, the leaders of Poland and Romania have also been invited onto the call.

  • Leaders are expected to discuss the situation in Ukraine, with Russia having launched a new broad offensive against Ukrainian positions in the Donbas today.
  • How to get more lethal aid to Ukrainian forces and the potential ratcheting up of sanctions further on the Russian regime the main topics of conversation. Politico reporting German Chancellor Olaf Scholz is under pressure from junior partners in the governing 'traffic light' coalition to boost assistance to the Zelenskyy gov't.

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