Russia is deploying troops along the border with Ukraine. US President Joe Biden is looking for exchanges between the two camps. Following are the Ukrainian counterparts, after talks with Putin.
After his talks with the Russian President Vladimir Putin US president wants Joe Biden Soon with his Ukrainian counterpart too Volodymyr Selenskyjo to talk. The White House said on Friday that Biden plans to call him on Sunday. Biden will advance the deployment of Russian troops near the Ukrainian border. In addition, he will discuss preparations for the planned talks with Moscow, which will help defuse the conflict. Zelensky confirmed the planned talks with the US president on Twitter.
The White House said that in an interview with Zelensky, Biden would again emphasize America’s support for Ukraine’s territorial integrity and sovereignty. Biden spoke on the phone with Putin for about an hour on Thursday. In terms of content, the main focus was on the preparation for the Ukraine conflict and the upcoming diplomatic encounters. Recently, the US Secretary of State Antony Blink Spoke to Zelensky on Wednesday.
meeting on 9th January
Russian and American diplomats are scheduled to meet in Geneva on January 9 and 10. Western defense alliance NATO is also planning a meeting with the Russian side on January 12. There will also be a meeting of the Organization for Security and Cooperation (OSCE) in Europe on 13 January.
The US has been accusing Russia of massive deployment of troops along the border with Ukraine for weeks. It is feared that Russian troops may invade the former Soviet republic. Russia denies such plans of invasion and, in turn, accuses Ukraine of deploying additional troops to the region. In 2014 Russia annexed Crimea’s Ukrainian Black Sea peninsula and began supporting Kremlin-loyalist separatists in eastern Ukraine.
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