Macron And Biden Agree To Strengthen Sanctions Against Russia, Elysee Says

PARIS, France – French President Emmanuel Macron and U.S. President Joe Biden agreed to strengthen sanctions already taken against Russia in a call Sunday, the Elysee Palace said.

The two leaders reiterated their support for Ukraine and would join efforts on initiatives to end the fighting, according to a Elysee Palace statement.

Macron also offered his condolences for the death of American journalist Brent Renaud who died while covering the war in Ukraine.

It is not clear which sanctions the two spoke about.

During a separate call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, Macron expressed his support for Ukraine and detailed the content of the additional aid the European Union will provide to the Ukraine government during the Versailles Summit, the Elysee statement said.