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Despite differences, Biden administration stresses transatlantic unity on Ukraine

By Missy Ryan and Loveday Morris

20 Jan 2022 · 5 min read

BERLIN -- Secretary of State Antony Blinken highlighted Western unity in confronting Russia's pressure on Ukraine on Thursday, even as the standoff over Moscow's military buildup exposes differences among the United States and its European allies.

Blinken, who met with counterparts from Germany, Britain and France during an hours-long visit to the German capital, described a "decisive juncture" as the Biden administration intensifies its diplomatic push to prevent conflict on Europe's eastern edge.

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