Readout of President Joe Biden’s Meeting with President Volodymyr Zelenskyy of Ukraine

July 12, 2023

President Joe Biden met with President Volodymyr Zelenskyy of Ukraine in Vilnius on July 12, 2023. President Biden emphasized the enduring U.S. commitment to supporting Ukraine’s defense against Russia’s war of aggression and U.S. support for Ukraine as it pursues integration into the Euro-Atlantic community. The leaders welcomed the launch of the Declaration of Support for Ukraine by G7 Leaders and President Zelenskyy immediately prior to their meeting, and discussed US readiness to begin negotiations with Ukraine on bilateral security commitments to ensure a sustainable force capable of defending Ukraine now and in the future. The leaders also discussed Ukraine’s ongoing counteroffensive and continued U.S. assistance to support this effort.