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After Vladimir Putin, Biden calls on Ukrainian president

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During this conversation, Joe Biden will reaffirm American support for the independence and territorial integrity of Ukraine, according to a White House official.

He will also discuss Russian military deployment to Ukraine’s borders and will review preparations for upcoming diplomatic meetings aimed at easing tension in the region, added this source.

Volodymyr Zelensky said he was eager to chat with Mr Biden on Friday means of coordinating (their) actions in the interest of peace in Ukraine and security in Europe.

Kiev and its Western allies accuse Moscow of having massed tens of thousands of soldiers on the country’s borders in anticipation of a possible attack.

For its part, Russia claims that its security depends on the prohibition of any enlargement of theNorth Atlantic Treaty Organization, perceived as an existential threat, and the end of Western military activities that she claims to observe near Russian borders.

Joe Biden, who multiplies the warnings to Vladimir Putin and pleads for a de-escalation, assured to have again warned the Russian president against an attempted invasion of Ukraine during a telephone interview Thursday.

Vladimir Putin and Joe Biden shake hands.

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his American counterpart Joe Biden met in June 2021 in Geneva.

Photo: sputnik / afp via getty images / SERGEI BOBYLYOV

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The Kremlin had indicated that further sanctions against Moscow would be a colossal mistake.

At the end of the call – the second between the two leaders in less than a month – Moscow had argued that Joe Biden had pledged not to deploy offensive weapons in Ukraine.

Affirmation immediately minimized by the White House, which had assured that it was only a confirmation of the current policy and not a new commitment.

On January 9 and 10, Russia and the United States will conduct talks on Ukraine in Geneva. Led by US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman and her Russian counterpart Sergei Riabkov, they will be followed on January 12 by a Russia-North Atlantic Treaty Organization, then on January 13 of a meeting within the framework of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE).

Russia has already annexed part of Ukrainian territory, Crimea, in 2014, and claims to have to protect itself against the hostility of the West, who support Kiev in particular in its conflict with pro-Russian separatists.

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