Biden to hold call today with leaders of France, Germany, Britain

US President Joe Biden is to hold a video teleconference later with the leaders of France, Germany and Britain to discuss “the latest developments regarding Russia and Ukraine,” the White House says.

The call with French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will take place at 5:30 p.m. Israel time (1530 GMT).

It comes as frantic diplomatic efforts to halt Russia’s invasion of Ukraine continue, and after another night of shelling raised more fears of civilian casualties.

Kyiv and Western leaders have been demanding Russian leader Vladimir Putin end his invasion and allow safe passage for civilians out of the country. The United Nations says more than 1.7 million people have already fled.

President Joe Biden listens during an event in the South Court Auditorium in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex, Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

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