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

October 10, 2022

President Joseph R. Biden, Jr., spoke today with President Volodymyr Zelenskyy of Ukraine. He expressed his condemnation of Russia’s missile strikes across Ukraine, including in Kyiv, and conveyed his condolences to the loved ones of those killed and injured in these senseless attacks.  President Biden pledged to continue providing Ukraine with the support needed to defend itself, including advanced air defense systems.  He also underscored his ongoing engagement with allies and partners to continue imposing costs on Russia, holding Russia accountable for its war crimes and atrocities, and providing Ukraine with security, economic, and humanitarian assistance.