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Biden huddles with group of senators on Ukraine-Russia tensions

President BidenJoe BidenBiden says he didn’t ‘overpromise’ Finland PM pledges ‘extremely tough’ sanctions should Russia invade Ukraine Russia: Nothing less than NATO expansion ban is acceptable MORE on Wednesday met virtually with a bipartisan group of eight senators to discuss the latest developments in Ukraine amid concerns about Russia’s military buildup on the country’s border.

Seven of the senators whom Biden spoke with recently returned from a trip to Ukraine, where they met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to reaffirm the United States’s support.

“President Biden and the senators exchanged views on the best ways the United States can continue to work closely with our allies and partners in support of Ukraine, including both ongoing diplomacy to try to resolve the current crisis and deterrence measures,” White House press secretary Jen PsakiJen PsakiRussia: Nothing less than NATO expansion ban is acceptable Biden huddles with group of senators on Ukraine-Russia tensions White House: Blood donation restrictions ‘painful’ amid mass shortage MORE said in a statement.

“President Biden commended the strong history of support for Ukraine from both sides of the aisle, and agreed to keep working closely with Congress as the Administration prepares to impose significant consequences in response to further Russian aggression against Ukraine.”

The participants in the meeting included Sens. Rob PortmanRobert (Rob) Jones PortmanBiden huddles with group of senators on Ukraine-Russia tensions Overnight Defense & National Security — Texas hostage situation rattles nation Senators to meet with Ukraine president to reaffirm US support MORE (R-Ohio), Jeanne ShaheenCynthia (Jeanne) Jeanne ShaheenBiden huddles with group of senators on Ukraine-Russia tensions Former aide says she felt ‘abandoned’ by Democrats who advanced Garcetti nomination as ambassador to India Senators to meet with Ukraine president to reaffirm US support MORE (D-N.H.), Kevin CramerKevin John CramerBiden huddles with group of senators on Ukraine-Russia tensions Overnight Defense & National Security — Texas hostage situation rattles nation Senators to meet with Ukraine president to reaffirm US support MORE (R-N.D.), Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharBiden huddles with group of senators on Ukraine-Russia tensions Democrats make final plea for voting rights ahead of filibuster showdown Apple warns antitrust legislation could expose Americans to malware MORE (D-Minn.), Chris MurphyChristopher (Chris) Scott MurphyBiden huddles with group of senators on Ukraine-Russia tensions Overnight Defense & National Security — Texas hostage situation rattles nation Senators to meet with Ukraine president to reaffirm US support MORE (D-Conn.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Roger WickerRoger Frederick WickerBiden huddles with group of senators on Ukraine-Russia tensions Overnight Defense & National Security — Texas hostage situation rattles nation Senators to meet with Ukraine president to reaffirm US support MORE (R-Miss.), all of whom traveled to Ukraine.

Sen. James Risch (R-Idaho), the ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, also attended, the White House said.

Psaki said a day earlier that the U.S. believes that Russia could carry out an attack on Ukraine “at any point,” the starkest warning to date from the White House that Moscow could take imminent action.

Biden told Russian President Vladimir PutinVladimir Vladimirovich PutinRussia: Nothing less than NATO expansion ban is acceptable Biden huddles with group of senators on Ukraine-Russia tensions US providing Ukraine with additional 0M in military aid amid tensions with Russia MORE on a video call in December that Russia would face severe sanctions if it invaded Ukraine and that the U.S. would move to bolster NATO’s eastern flank and increase military aid to Ukraine in the event of an invasion.

U.S. officials last week said they have evidence of Russia laying the groundwork for a false flag operation that could serve as a pretext for invading Ukraine.

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