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United States President Joe Biden said Tuesday that Russia's invasion of Ukraine heightened the importance of maintaining a "free and open" Indo-Pacific region.

"We're navigating a dark hour in our shared history," Biden told the leaders of India, Australia and Japan, which together with the US comprise the Quad strategic alliance.

Biden focused his opening remarks during the alliance’s second in-person meeting, out of a total of four, on the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

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