Wilmington – Reuters, AFP
US President Joe Biden and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin held their second telephone talks on the second Thursday of this month and are expected to focus on a number of issues, primarily tensions over Ukraine.
U.S. officials say Putin’s call lasted 50 minutes.
Prior to the call, Putin reaffirmed his commitment to “confirm” the possibility of establishing “effective dialogue based on mutual respect and national interests”, recalling the summit, which brought the two presidents together. In Geneva several months ago, he could solve the growing problems between us.
Moscow has warned the West after seizing the Crimean peninsula in Ukraine in 2014 and supporting separatists fighting against the government in eastern Ukraine, and having mobilized tens of thousands of troops near its border with Ukraine in the past two months.
Russia, which has denied plans to invade Ukraine, has said it has the right to move its troops on its soil as it pleases.
Earlier this month, Biden threatened to impose “unprecedented sanctions” on the invasion of Ukraine in a previous phone call. , Did not listen to threats to impose sanctions on the Kremlin.
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