Washington tentatively announced the topic of the closed meeting: assistance to Ukraine and a new package of sanctions that would be detrimental to Russia. Conversation participants:
- Justin Trudeau — prime minister of Canada
- Ursula von der Leyen — president of the European Commission
- Charles Michel — president of the European Council
- Emmanuel Macron — president of France
- Olaf Scholz — chancellor of Germany
- Mario Draghi — prime minister of Italy
- Fumio Kishida —prime minister of Japan
- Jens Stoltenberg — NATO secretary general
- Andrzej Duda — president of Poland
- Klaus Iohannis — president of Romania
- Boris Johnson — British prime minister
"The president will engage with allies and partners via secure video link to discuss continued support for Ukraine and efforts to hold Russia accountable as part of our close coordination," White House preliminary announcement.
It is known that it was Boris Johnson who initiated the issue of new sanctions against Russia. This was reported by the press service of the prime minister. The prime minister also spoke about Russia's new tactics in eastern Ukraine and gave a brief forecast for the next few months.
“The next phase of the war is likely to be a war of attrition and could last several months. Russia will try to use its numerical advantage in manpower, but Ukraine has already demonstrated that this factor in itself is unlikely to be decisive. There are some signs that Russia has not learned from its earlier missteps in northern Ukraine.” Boris Johnson.