President Biden And the President of Russia Vladimir Putin This week we will discuss concerns about the Russian invasion through a video call Ukraine And other topics, the White House said on Saturday.
The White House announced that the conference call scheduled for Tuesday was announced several hours after the announcement by the Kremlin. The exact time of the call is not yet known.
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said that the two leaders will discuss a range of topics, including cyber security, regional issues and strategic stability.
“President Biden Will highlight U.S. concerns about Russia’s military activities on the Sino-Russian border Ukraine And reaffirmed U.S. support for sovereignty and territorial integrity Ukraine,” Ms. Psaki said in a statement.
The two leaders held only one face-to-face meeting in Geneva in June, and their last call was on July 9.
gentlemen. Biden Is expected to be his Russian counterparts on the issue of Moscow’s assembly of troops in Moscow Ukraine boundary. More than 94,000 Russian troops, armored vehicles and electronic warfare systems have been deployed to their common border. This is the largest assembly of troops on its border since Russia annexed Crimea from Russia. Ukraine in 2014.
Ukrainian Defense Minister Rezinkov said on Friday that Moscow may be preparing for a large-scale military invasion at the end of January.
Russian officials insist that they have no plans to invade Ukraine He also said that the troops were conducting military exercises there.
The increase in troops has strained the already tense US-Russian relations.
gentlemen. Biden Told reporters on friday he It will make him “very, very difficult.” Putin “Keep doing what people worry about he maybe. ” he He also stated that he is planning to take a series of proactive measures to deter Trump. Putin From the invasion, but refused to provide details.
If Russia takes positive action, the United States and its European allies have begun weighing sanctions.