, Dec 7 () –
The president of the United States, Joe Biden, has reiterated this Tuesday to the president of Russia, Vladimir Putin, that Washington will respond with “strong economic measures” and of another type before a possible military escalation in Ukraine.
In a video call in which both leaders addressed the situation in Ukraine, in the context of growing tensions, Biden conveyed to his Russian counterpart “the deep concern” that the growing deployment of military forces generates in the United States and its allied countries. Russians on its border with Ukraine.
Likewise, Biden has insisted on Washington’s support for the “sovereignty” and “territorial integrity” of Ukraine, while calling for the “de-escalation” of tensions and returning to the path of diplomacy, according to a statement released by the House. White. In this sense, both leaders have agreed to their teams to “monitor” the situation, something that the United States will do “in close coordination” with its “allies and partners.”
The conversation between Biden and Putin is the continuation of the face to face that the two had in Geneva on June 16. Ukraine has monopolized the conversation due to rising tensions with Russia. Washington has already warned that if Moscow does not show interest in investing in a diplomatic solution to the conflict with Ukraine, it is ready to “apply measures that have not been applied in the past.”