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President Biden, Macron discuss support, strategy for war in Ukraine | USA TODAY

President Joe Biden had a private meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron and discussed both countries’ mutual support and strategy for Ukraine. RELATED: France’s President Emmanuel Macron visits Washington for state dinner President Joe Biden said Thursday he’s open to talking with Russian President Vladimir Putin even as he and French President Emmanuel Macron underscored their outrage over Moscow’s atrocities in its war against Ukraine. At a White House news conference, Biden and Macron emphasized their solidarity against Putin's war on Ukraine and vowed that they would continue to stand with other NATO allies in opposition to the war. "We’re going to stand together against this brutality, and we'll continue the strong support for the Ukrainian people,” Biden said. Biden said he has no immediate plans to contact Putin but that he is prepared to meet with the Russian leader "if he has decided he's looking for a way to end the war. He hasn't done that yet," Biden said. If that were to happen, Biden said, he would be "happy to sit down with Putin to see what he wants" or has in mind and would do so consultation with NATO allies, including France. » Subscribe to USA TODAY: » Watch more on this and other topics from USA TODAY: » USA TODAY delivers current local and national news, sports, entertainment, finance, technology, and more through award-winning journalism, photos, videos and VR. #Politics #Biden #Ukraine


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