(Bloomberg) -- “Are there security guarantees other than NATO?” Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy asked, as he unexpectedly joined European leaders at a summit in neighboring Moldova. “We would like to have NATO guarantees. And while we are not in NATO, we want to have security guarantees.”  

Zelenskiy spoke to reporters after the meeting outside Chisinau, which included German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and French President Emmanuel Macron. A split is becoming apparent between Germany and France on prospective membership for Ukraine in the military alliance. While Paris is pushing for a concrete path, Berlin is urging caution. 

More Russian missiles were fired at Kyiv early Friday and multiple explosions were heard. The city’s mayor, Vitali Klitschko, said that air defenses were in operation and warned in a Telegram post about drone attacks.

President Joe Biden, speaking at the Air Force Academy in Colorado, said “the American people’s support for Ukraine will not waver.” Consider, he said, what would happen if support “wavers and Ukraine goes down. What about Belarus? What about the rest of Eastern Europe?”

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