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Biden, US Allies Discuss Russian ‘Weaponization’ of Energy

  • G-7, NATO, and European Union leaders met with Biden
  • US seeking to maintain allied resolve against Russia
Joe Biden, right, and Antony Blinken.

Joe Biden, right, and Antony Blinken.

Photographer: Yuri Gripas/Abaca/Bloomberg

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The US offered $2.8 billion in weapons and military financing to Ukraine and its neighbors, as the Biden administration sought to shore up allied unity in the face of Russian threats to cut off fossil fuel exports and a looming energy crisis.

With his secretary of state on a surprise visit to Kyiv and his defense secretary meeting allies in Germany, President Joe Biden held a video call with leaders of the Group of Seven and the European Union to discuss new ways to make sure Europe gets “sustainable affordable energy supplies,” White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said.