Top officials of US and France discussed issues concerning Russian military activity in and near Ukraine as part of ironclad commitment to the country’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has spoken to French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian in which they also talked about Iran’s nuclear pogrom.
US State Department Spokesman, Ned Price said that the two diplomats discussed reports concerning Russian military activity in Ukraine and their continued ironclad commitment to the country.
Joint efforts to address Iran’s nuclear program were also discussed, according to Price.
This is as western allies have voiced mounting alarm over recent Russian troop movements near the country’s border with Ukraine.
Ukraine and its allies accuse Russia of sending troops and arms across the border, something Moscow has denied time and again.
Reportedly, Russia deployed around 100,000 troops on Ukraine’s borders in the spring after an uptick in violence at the beginning of the year. At least 13,000 lives have been taken since the start of the violence.
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