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Biden Team Ups Russia Pressure With Diplomacy, Ukraine Arms

  • President intent on preserving unity against Russian invasion
  • G-7, European Union and NATO leaders meeting Thursday
Joe Biden

Joe Biden

Photographer: Al Drago/Bloomberg
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President Joe Biden sought to ramp up pressure on Russia, announcing more than $2.8 billion in additional aid for Ukraine and its neighbors and dispatching top national security officials to Europe ahead of a call with allies.

The call -- under way Thursday morning -- caps a “big day on the Ukrainian front,” National Security Council spokesman John Kirby told reporters.