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Ukraine: Western leaders declare unity against Russia threat

US President Joe Biden has said there is “total unanimity” with European leaders over Russia’s troop build-up on the border with Ukraine.

President Biden held a video call with European allies on Monday as Western powers aim for a common strategy against Russia’s actions.

The UK has warned Russia of “swift” and “unprecedented” sanctions if an incursions takes place.

Russia denies plans to invade Ukraine, despite massing some 100,000 soldiers.

The joining the US and UK on the call were the leaders of France, Germany, Italy, Poland and the EU. Nato chief Jens Stoltenberg also dialled in.

“I had a very, very, very good meeting – total unanimity with all the European leaders,” Mr Biden said afterwards.



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