UPDATED 4:04 PM PT – Saturday, December 11, 2021
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken recently held talks with allies at the G7 Summit in Liverpool.
Blinken’s weekend talks with several of his counterparts come amid rising tensions between Russia and Ukraine. Over the course of their discussions, leaders began sharing their concerns.
A spokesperson on Saturday, said Blinken and British Foreign Minister Liz Truss emphasized the importance of U.S. and U.K. coordination. She stressed the need to deter Russia from further aggression.
“We need to defend ourselves against the growing threats from hostile actors. And we need to come together strongly to stand up to aggressors who are seeking to limit the bounds of freedom and democracy,” said Truss.
Truss said a stronger united voice is needed and it’s important to bring more countries into sphere of standing up for the same values.
Had a productive conversation with UK Foreign Secretary @TrussLiz on the importance of a coordinated response to counter Russian aggression on its border with Ukraine, working together on the global COVID-19 response, and other shared challenges. pic.twitter.com/k3Mv7IYtrJ
— Secretary Antony Blinken (@SecBlinken) December 11, 2021