Biden, Putin Speak Tomorrow To Discuss Range of Issues

The US President Joe Biden will hold a phone call on Thursday with Russian President Vladimir Putin to discuss a range of topics, including upcoming diplomatic engagements with Russia, the White House announced on Wednesday.

“The Biden Administration continues to engage in extensive diplomacy with our European Allies and partners, consulting and coordinating on a common approach in response to Russia’s military build-up on the border with Ukraine,” The US National Security Council Spokesperson, Emily Horne said in a statement.

President Biden has spoken with leaders across Europe, and Biden Administration officials have engaged multilaterally with NATO, the EU, and the OSCE, the statement added.

According to the statement, the officials have also held numerous consultations with their counterparts, including those from eastern flank countries bilaterally and in the B9 format as well as Ukraine.

The phone call on Thursday would be the second talk between the two leaders in less than a month.

On December 7, the US National security adviser Jake Sullivan said Biden held a secure video call with President Putin and he covered a range of issues, but the main topic was Ukraine. 

Biden reiterated America’s support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity during the phone call, Sullivan said.


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