Hey President of the United States, Joe BidenOn Sunday (2), he told Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky that his country and its allies would “respond decisively” if Russia invaded Ukraine further. White House in the current situation.
The call came days after Biden had a second conversation with the Russian president in a month Russian President Vladimir Putin Amid tensions on the Russian-Ukrainian border, Russia has amassed nearly 100,000 soldiers.
“President Biden has made clear that the United States and our allies and partners will respond decisively if Russia invades Ukraine further,” White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki said in a statement.
Biden and Zelensky discussed preparations for a series of diplomatic meetings to deal with the crisis, according to the White House.
Zelensky said on Twitter that he discussed joint actions to preserve peace in Europe and prevent further escalation.
“This year’s first international lecture with POTUS proves the special nature of our relationship,” Zelensky wrote on Twitter. He said that the joint actions of Ukraine, the United States “and partners to maintain peace in Europe, avoid further escalation, reforms and get rid of the oligarchy were discussed. We appreciate Ukraine’s steadfast support.”
Representatives of the United States and Russia are expected to hold talks on January 9-10 in Geneva, followed by talks between Russia and the NATO Council and a meeting of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe.
Biden said he told Putin that it was important that the Russians take steps to ease the crisis before these meetings.
Putin’s foreign affairs adviser told reporters last week that Putin had warned Biden that seeking sanctions “could lead to a complete rupture of relations between our two countries and that relations between Russia and the West would be severely undermined.”
Kremlin officials have emphasized that they want assurances that any future NATO expansion should exclude Ukraine and other former Soviet states. The Russians demanded that the military alliance withdraw offensive weapons from the countries of the region.
The White House said Biden expressed support for diplomatic measures to ease tensions while emphasizing “the United States’ commitment to Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.”
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