Biden set to push for Finland, Sweden to become full NATO members

President Joe Biden landed in Madrid for a NATO summit as allies work to help Ukraine defend against Russia’s deadly invasion.
2:49 | 06/28/22

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DIANE. >> 30, 000, RACHEL SCOTT, THANK YOU. AND PRESIDENT BIDEN HAS LANDED IN MADRID WHERE HE PLANS TO ATTEND A NATO LEADER SUMMIT BEGINNING TODAY. HE'S EXPECTED TO PUSH FOR FINLAND AND SWEDEN TO BECOME FULL NATO MEMBERS WHILE KEEPING THE ALLIANCE UNITED AGAINST VLADIMIR PUTIN. THE MEETING COMES AFTER THE PRESIDENT MET WITH G7 LEADERS IN GERMANY, ISSUING A JOINT STATEMENT COMMITTING TO FIGHT FOOD INSECURITY AND RISING ENERGY PRICES. SUPPORT THE RECONSTRUCTION OF UKRAINE AND COOPERATE ON CLIMATE CHANGE. I WANT TO BRING IN ABC NEWS WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENT MARY ALICE PARKS IS TRAVELING WITH THE PRESIDENT RIGHT NOW. MARY ALICE, WESTERN LEADERS AT THE G7 CONFERENCE MET VIRTUALLY WITH PRESIDENT ZELENSKYY OF UKRAINE AND THE GROUP IS NOW CALLING THE RUSSIAN ATTACK ON A SHOPPING MALL A WAR CRIME. SO HAVE THERE BEEN TALKS OF CRIMINAL CHARGES? >> NOT YET BUT IT WAS DEFINITELY SUGGESTED IN THAT JOINT COMMENT, THAT JOINT STATEMENT FROM THE G7 LEADERS. THEY SAID THAT PUTIN AND THOSE RESPONSIBLE NEED TO BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE. AND WE'RE EXPECTING UKRAINIAN PRESIDENT ZELENSKYY TO TALK VIRTUALLY TO THESE NATO LEADERS TO. AND YOUR RIGHT TO MENTION THAT THAT, THOSE APPLICATIONS FROM FINLAND AND SWEDEN, THAT IS FRONT AND CENTER HERE AT THESE NATO MEETINGS. THE QUESTION ABOUT WHETHER NATO WILL GET BIGGER AND ALLOW THESE TWO COUNTRIES TO JOIN, SOME QUESTIONS ABOUT WHETHER TURKEY WILL CONTINUE TO SLOW DOWN THAT PROCESS. STALLED THAT PROCESS. BUT BIG PICTURE, THESE NATO MEETINGS IN THOSE DISCUSSIONS ARE A REMINDER THAT THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT PUTIN DIDN'T WANT. A STRONGER NATO, MORE WILLING TO MAN ITS OWN BORDERS AND MORE WILLING TO BRING IN NEW MEMBERS, MORE POPULAR HERE IN EUROPE. >> G7 LEADERS SAY THEY'LL TAKE IMMEDIATE ACTION TO SECURE ENERGY SUPPLIES AND REDUCED PRICE SURGES. INCLUDING POTENTIALLY EASING PRICE CALVES. WHAT IMPACT COULD THAT HAVE? >> THEY'RE HOPING THAT THIS COULD HAVE A BIG IMPACT, THESE LEADERS ARE TRYING NOT ONLY TO FIND A WAY TO PUNISH PUTIN BUT TO HELP WITH ALL THESE ECONOMIC RIPPLE EFFECTS OF THE WAR. THEY KNOW THAT PEOPLE ARE FRUSTRATED WITH SPIKES IN ENERGY PRICES AND GROWING INFLATION, THE KINDS OF THINGS THAT HAVE BEEN ONLY MADE WORSE BY THE WAR IN UKRAINE. AND SO THEY'RE HOPING THAT BY FIGURING OUT HOW TO BRING DOWN THE PRICE OF RUSSIAN OIL, MAKE SURE THAT PUTIN ISN'T JUST PROFITING FROM THESE SPIKES OF ENERGY PRICES, THEY CAN ALSO INTERN HELP SOME OF THEIR OWN CONSTITUENTS. BUT THIS WILL BE TOUGH, IT'S COMPLICATED, IT'S UNCLEAR IF THEY'LL BE ABLE TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO DO IT. BUT THAT'S EXACTLY THE KIND OF THINK THAT THEY'RE WORKING ON HERE, DIANE. >> MARY ALICE, FIRST LADY JILL BIDEN IS ALSO THERE IN MADRID. WHAT'S ON HER AGENDA THERE? >> MEETING WITH REFUGEE FAMILIES, TRYING TO REMIND PEOPLE OF THE HUMAN FACE, THE HUMAN TOLL OF THIS WAR. MEETING WITH FAMILIES WHO HAVE FLED TO SPAIN FROM UKRAINE. WE KNOW THAT HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF UKRAINIAN REFUGEES HAVE COME ALL OVER EUROPE AND ARE EAGER TO GET HOME WHEN THEY CAN. SO SHE SPENT THE MORNING DOING THAT,

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