US, its allies will respond decisively if Russia attacks Ukraine: President Joe Biden to President Putin during phone call

Washington: Urging Russian President Vladimir Putin to de-escalate tensions with Ukraine, US President Joe Biden made it clear during a 50-minute phone call with the former that Washington would do so if Russia invades Ukraine further, the White House said. , its allies and allies will give a conclusive answer.

“President Joseph R. Biden spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin today and urged Russia to de-escalate tensions with Ukraine,” White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said in a statement on Thursday (December 30, 2021).

“Biden made it clear that the United States and its allies and allies will respond decisively if Russia attacks Ukraine further,” the statement said.

During the phone call with Putin, “Biden also expressed support for diplomacy, starting with bilateral strategic stability talks early next year, in NATO through the NATO-Russia Council, and in the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, Said Saki.

us President It also reiterated that significant progress in these dialogues can only be made in an environment of reducing tension and not under stress. The phone call between the two leaders lasted for 50 minutes.

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“President Biden’s meeting with President Putin ended at 4:25 p.m. EST,” the White House said Thursday (local time). The call began at 3:35 PM EST.

This is the second call in months between the two leaders amid rising tensions in Ukraine as the US pressures Russia to reduce its large military presence near Ukraine’s borders.

US intelligence officials have warned Ukraine and its allies that Russia may be planning an attack as soon as January.

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