US President Joe Biden spoke with Vladimir Putin on Tuesday. He warned the Russian leader that the United States and its European allies would respond with “strong sanctions and other measures” to the Russian military escalation in Ukraine.
The conversation between US and Russian presidents Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin serves as a deterrent and de-escalation in itself, Ukraine’s foreign minister Dmytro Kuleba said on Wednesday, quoted by Reuters.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said, however, that Moscow’s possible entry into NATO worries Moscow, because then – as he assessed – weapons that would pose a threat to Russia will be deployed in Ukraine. Putin added that his talks with the US president were matter-of-fact and constructive. – We have the opportunity to continue the dialogue with the US president. This is the most important thing, he said.
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