Biden, Western Allies Open 1st of 3 Summits On Russian War

BRUSSELS (AP) — U.S. President Joe Biden and Western allies have opened the first of three summits focused on increasing pressure on Russian President Vladimir Putin over his war in Ukraine while tending to the economic and security fallout spreading across Europe and the world.

Biden and the leaders of other NATO countries met at the alliance’s headquarters where they posted for a group photo memorializing the urgent gathering before retreating behind closed doors for their summit. It is expected to last several hours.

In one day, Brussels is hosting an emergency NATO summit, a gathering of the Group of Seven leaders, and a summit of the 27 members of the European Union.