Biden, Macron present united front in Ukraine conflict

STORY: "I have no immediate plans to contact Mr Putin," Biden said at a White House news conference after talks with Macron.

"I'm prepared to speak with Mr. Putin, if in fact there is an interest in him deciding he's looking for a way to end the war. He hasn't done that yet."

Biden and Macron pledged their countries solidarity with Ukraine against Russia's war and vowed to work together to deal with the economic difficulties the conflict has brought.