December 5, 2022

Biden meets with national security team to discuss ‘continued Russian aggressive actions toward Ukraine’

President Joe Biden walks with National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan along the Colonnade of the White House Friday
President Joe Biden walks with National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan along the Colonnade of the White House Friday

U.S. President Joseph R. Biden Jr. on Saturday met with his national security team in person and virtually at Camp David “to discuss continued Russian aggressive actions toward Ukraine,” the White House said in a statement.

“President Biden was briefed on the current state of Russian military operations on Ukraine’s borders and discussed both our ongoing efforts to de-escalate the situation with diplomacy and our range of deterrence measures that are being coordinated closely with our Allies and partners, including ongoing deliveries of security assistance to Ukraine,” the White House wrote.

It added that President Biden “again affirmed that should Russia further invade Ukraine, the United States will impose swift and severe consequences on Russia with our Allies and partners.”

National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan and Counselor Steve Ricchetti joined the President in person at Camp David. Other national security officials joined by secure video.

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