The meeting, which lasted for several hours, focused on the latest developments in the crisis and the United States’ response to the situation. President Biden reiterated his commitment to supporting Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity and condemned Russia’s aggressive actions in the region.
Chief of Staff Scholz also emphasized the importance of finding a peaceful solution to the conflict and discussed potential diplomatic and economic measures that could be taken to support Ukraine.
The two leaders also discussed the potential for increased military assistance to Ukraine, including the possibility of providing lethal weapons to Ukrainian forces. This move would mark a significant shift in the United States’ approach to the conflict, which has so far focused on providing non-lethal aid to Ukraine.
The meeting was seen as a positive step towards addressing the crisis in Ukraine and strengthening the relationship between the United States and Europe. President Biden and Chief of Staff Scholz expressed their commitment to working closely together to find a peaceful resolution to the conflict and to promote stability and security in the region.