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Russia-Ukraine war live: Biden pledges to boost Ukraine’s air defence; EU and G7 leaders to meet to agree on more Russia sanctions

Volodymyr Zelenskiy thanks US for ‘unprecedented’ aid after call with president; EU and G7 leaders to meet on arms delivery for Ukraine and sanctions for Iran and Russia

Joe Biden has pledged to prioritise efforts to boost Ukraine’s air defence during a call to to Ukraine’s Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Sunday.

Biden also welcomed Zelenskiy’s “stated openness to a just peace based on fundamental principles enshrined in the United Nations Charter,” according to a readout from the White House.

The US is prioritising efforts to strengthen Ukraine’s air defence through our security assistance, including the 9 December announcement of $275m in additional ammunition and equipment that included systems to counter the Russian use of unmanned aerial vehicles.”

I thanked for the unprecedented defence and financial assistance that the USA provides to Ukraine.

This not only contributes to success on the battlefield, but also supports the stability of the Ukrainian economy.

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