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US, Australia double down on support for Ukraine

SHOTLIST:RESTRICTION SUMMARY:US NETWORK POOLWashington DC - 6 December 20221. Wide of press conference 2. SOUNDBITE (English) Antony Blinken, US Secretary of State:"Today, we discussed our joint efforts to counter President Putin's brutal war on Ukraine and to support Ukraine's energy sector against Russian attacks. We're grateful for Australia's efforts to impose sanctions coordinated with ours, as well as our shared work through the Ukraine Defense Contact Group through which we are coordinating our aid efforts. Australia has also shown extraordinary generosity in supporting Ukraine as it defends its territory, contributing more than $440 million in military and humanitarian assistance."++SEPARATED BY WHITE FLASH++3. SOUNDBITE (English) Penelope Ying-Yen Wong, Australian Foreign Minister:"Ukraine matters to everybody because the peace that has endured since the conclusion of the of World War Two and the settlement that nations came to has been underpinned by a commitment to various rules and principles, including the UN Charter. And if there is not, there is not sufficient response to Russia abrogating that charter. We are all they secure. That is what underpins Australia's position. Bipartisan position on Ukraine. And while we commend the administration and the American people for your leadership on Ukraine."++SEPARATED BY WHITE FLASH++4. SOUNDBITE (English) Richard Marles, Australian Defense Minister:"We see on Ukraine the need for the world to stand with Ukraine for as long as it takes in order to put Ukraine in a position where it can see the end of this conflict on its own terms."STORYLINE:The US and Australia doubled down on their support for Ukraine in the war with Russia.US Secretaries of State and Defense met with their Australian counterparts in Washington on Tuesday to discuss their strategic and security partnership. "We're grateful for Australia's efforts to impose sanctions coordinated with ours, as well as our shared work through the Ukraine Defense Contact Group through which are coordinating our aid efforts," said Secretary of State Antony Blinken. "Australia has also shown extraordinary generosity in supporting Ukraine as it defends its territory, contributing more than $440 million in military and humanitarian assistance."Australian Foreign Minister Penelope Ying-Yen Wong reiterated by "Ukraine matters to everybody.""The peace that has endured since the conclusion of the of World War Two and the settlement that nations came to has been underpinned by a commitment to various rules and principles, including the UN Charter. And if there is not, there is not sufficient response to Russia abrogating that charter. We are all then secure."===========================================================Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: info@aparchive.com(ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory.
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