President Joe Biden reportedly spoke with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Monday and invited him to the White House in the coming months.
National security adviser Jake Sullivan told reporters, ”I have come into this briefing room from the Oval Office where President Biden was on the phone with President Zelensky of Ukraine. This is a call they had been planning to make in advance of President Biden going to Europe (and) meeting with President Putin.”
Biden is scheduled to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin a week from Wednesday, at a “high-stakes” summit in Geneva, Switzerland, according to National Public Radio.
Per CNN, Sullivan added, “They had the opportunity to talk at some length about all of the issues in the US-Ukraine relationship. And President Biden was able to tell President Zelensky that he will stand up firmly for Ukraine sovereignty, territorial integrity, and its aspirations as we go forward.”
Sullivan was asked whether or not Biden would meet with Zelensky before