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President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen has said the European Union shares common views with the U.S. on the situation in Ukraine.

"We share a strategic outlook on Russia. I suggested that we closely coordinate our policies and measures with respect to Eastern Europe, in particular. We shared our views on the situation in Ukraine," she said in a statement following a phone call with U.S. President Joe Biden.

Read alsoZelensky invites Biden to Ukraine to celebrate independence anniversaryOn foreign policy, the officials also agreed to step up cooperation as like-minded partners and support democracy, stability and prosperity against the backdrop of a fast-changing international environment.

"We will do so in close cooperation with NATO," the statement says.

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