President Biden met virtually with his Ukrainian counterpart, Volodymyr Zelensky, and leaders of the Group of Seven industrialized nations Monday.
In a joint statement, the G-7 leaders condemned Russia’s “unprovoked war of aggression” and nuclear brinkmanship, reaffirmed commitments to move away from Russian fossil fuels and pledged ongoing support for Ukraine’s economy and military.
Here’s the latest on the war and its ripple effects across the globe.
Ukrainian lawmaker who idolizes former U.S. president Reagan tries to win over today’s Republicans: Maryan Zablotskyy grew up venerating Ronald Reagan in Lviv, in western Ukraine — as many did in the post-Soviet years.
Now a member of parliament, Zablotskyy, 37, faces the prospect that the Republicans, the party of his favorite American politician, could turn against Ukraine in its moment of greatest need — under invasion and relentless bombing by Russia, with about one-fifth of its land occupied and its economy in tatters, writes Jeff Stein from Kyiv.
“What I can do is explain that Ukraine is important to the whole world, and that we fight for values and ideals that should be equally important to both parties,” Zablotskyy said in an interview.
Erin Cunningham, Francesca Ebel, Dan Lamothe, Emily Rauhala, Matt Viser, Jon Wagner and Amy B Wang contributed to this report.