Biden tells Ukraine that U.S. will 'reply decisively' if Russia extra invades - Reuters

U.S. President Joe Biden speaks about the nation's combat against the coronavirus sickness (COVID-19) at the White house in Washington, U.S., December 21, 2021. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

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WILMINGTON/, De., Jan 2 (Reuters) - U.S. President Joe Biden on Sunday advised Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy the us and its allies will "reply decisively" if Russia additional invades Ukraine, the White condo noted in an announcement.

The name came days after Biden held a second conversation in a month with Russian President Vladimir Putin amid tensions on Russia's border with Ukraine, the place Russia has massed some a hundred,000 troops.

"President Biden made clear that the U.S. and its allies and partners will reply decisively if Russia additional invades Ukraine," White condominium spokesperson Jen Psaki observed in an announcement following the call.

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Biden and Zelenskiy mentioned preparations for a collection of upcoming diplomatic meetings to tackle the disaster, based on the White residence.

Zelenskiy referred to on Twitter that they discussed joint movements on maintaining peace in Europe and preventing further escalation.

"the first international talk of the 12 months with @POTUS proves the particular nature of our family members," Zelenskiy tweeted. He pointed out the joint moves of Ukraine, the us "and companions in preserving peace in Europe, preven ting further escalation, reforms, deoligarchization were mentioned. We recognize the unwavering support of Ukraine."

Representatives from U.S. and Russia are set to dangle talks on Jan. 9-10 in Geneva, followed by way of Russia-NATO Council talks and a gathering of the company for security and Co-operation in Europe.

Biden has noted he advised Putin it turned into essential for the Russians to take steps toward easing the disaster earlier than these meetings.

Putin’s foreign affairs adviser told newshounds remaining week that Putin warned Biden that pursuit of sanctions "may lead to an entire rupture of family members between out nations and Russia-West family members will be severely damaged."

Kremlin officials have stressed they desire ensures that any future expansion of NATO ought to exclude Ukraine and other former Soviet nations. The Russians have demanded that the military alliance remove offensive weaponry from international locations in the location.

Biden expressed aid for diplomatic measures to ease tensions whereas additionally reaffirming "the U.S.’ commitment to Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity," the White condo pointed out.

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Reporting by Jarrett Renshaw and Jan Wolfe; extra reporting through Pavel Polityuk and Matthias Williams; modifying by using Daniel Wallis

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