“I am convinced that your visit to Kiev in the coming days (…) will be a strong signal and help stabilize the situation,” the Ukrainian presidency said, quoting a statement from Zelensky to Biden during a phone conversation between the two men. earlier in the day.
Washington did not refer to this call in its report on the phone conversation that lasted nearly 50 minutes between the two presidents.
The White House reported that Biden and Zelensky agreed to continue “diplomacy” and “deterrence” against Russia.
“The two leaders agreed on the importance of continued diplomacy and deterrence in response to Russia’s military build-up on Ukraine’s borders,” it added.
During this exchange, Joe Biden once again promised a “quick and decisive” response from the United States, in coordination with its allies, in the event of a Russian attack, and reiterated his support for the “sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine.”
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Conflict in Ukraine: Biden and Zelensky agree to continue “diplomacy” and “deterrence” against Moscow
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