Vice President Kamala Harris met today with President Volodymyr Zelenskyy of Ukraine in Lucerne, Switzerland, on the margins of the Summit on Peace in Ukraine. The Vice President underscored the United States’ unwavering support for the people of Ukraine as they defend themselves against ongoing Russian aggression. The Vice President emphasized the U.S. support for Ukraine’s efforts to secure a just and lasting peace, based on Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, consistent with the UN Charter, and she commended widespread international support for Ukraine’s efforts.  The Vice President condemned Russia’s attacks on Ukraine’s civilian energy infrastructure, and the Vice President announced more than $1.5 billion in additional assistance for Ukraine’s emergency energy needs, humanitarian requirements such as food, water, shelter and health services, and civilian security. The Vice President also highlighted a range of efforts that the Administration has undertaken in recent weeks and months to support Ukraine, including the provision of new security assistance following President Biden’s signing of the national security supplemental law, the signing of a Bilateral Security Agreement, G7 agreement on unlocking the value of Russia’s immobilized sovereign assets, and efforts to help enhance Ukraine’s air defense capability, particularly in light of the continuing threat to Ukrainian cities from Russian airstrikes.

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