Biden calls the President of Ukraine; Committed to supporting its sovereignty and territorial integrity

JH WASHINGTON: US President Joe Biden spoke to his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky to reaffirm his commitment to his country’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, as his administration launched a campaign against Russia to stop invading Ukraine. Launched a global pressure campaign. President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. spoke with President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky today. President Biden reaffirmed the readiness of the United States, along with its allies and partners, to react decisively if Russia further invades Ukraine. The White House said in a readout of the call that they also underscored the United States’ commitment to Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.

The White House said the leaders discussed coordinated diplomatic efforts on European security, underscoring the principle of Ukraine being nothing without Ukraine. During the call, Biden relayed America’s support for conflict resolution efforts in the Normandy format, expressing his hope that the recommendations of the parties to the terms of the July 2020 ceasefire on January 26 will help reduce tensions and support the Minsk agreements. will help move the implementation forward. ,

White House press secretary Jen Psaki told reports that the US had seen preparations and construction on the border and that an attack could happen at any time. Our assessment hasn’t changed since that time, she said. A day earlier, both the United States and NATO separately gave their responses to Russia, which a senior State Department official said they believed these responses to be important for security reform in the Euro-Atlantic region. present a real opportunity if Moscow chooses the path of diplomacy. than conflict or sabotage.

We and our NATO allies and partners have long been concerned about the same issues that Russia raised. And we’ve long wanted a serious conversation about these things, including the intermediate and short-range nuclear weapons that could reach our allies’ territory, the need for more transparency and risk reduction measures, and the need for military Updated and reciprocal rules of the road to the exercise, Victoria Nuland, Assistant Secretary of State for Political Affairs, told reporters at a news conference. We also have concerns about weapons and military activity around Ukraine, including in the Donbass and occupied Crimea. Between the US and Russia, between NATO and Russia, and within the OSCE, we have resolved very difficult security and arms control issues through dialogue. This was true even in the worst of times, and we need to do it again now, she said.

He said that Russia needs to study whatever has been offered. So, on this basis we hope that Moscow will study what we have offered them and come back to the table, back to the bilateral table with the US, back to the NATO-Russia Council and the OSCE, he said. said. The most important thing we heard from Moscow today is that the documents are with President Putin, that he is studying them. And as I said, we hope he sees a real opportunity here for the legacy of security and arms control, rather than the legacy of war, Nuland said.

At the United Nations Headquarters in New York, its envoy to the world body, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, members of the Security Council must thoroughly examine the facts and consider the main obligations for Ukraine, for Russia, for Europe and What is at stake and the principles of the international order should Russia invade Ukraine further. This is not the moment to wait and see. That now requires the full attention of the Council, and we look forward to a direct and objective discussion on Monday, he said. Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman spoke with NATO Deputy Secretary-General Mircia Giona, Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Secretary-General Helga Schmid, European External Action Service (EEAS) Secretary-General Stefano Sanino and OSCE President-in- Office, Polish Deputy Foreign Minister Pawel Jablonski.

They discussed the US and NATO’s written responses to Russia, continued OSCE and EU engagement, and our ongoing commitment to diplomacy. They agreed on the importance of continued close coordination and unity to counter Russia’s unprovoked military build-up on Ukraine’s borders, a media release said.

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