Zelensky: we will coordinate with Biden our steps towards peace in Ukraine
The Presidents of Ukraine and the United States Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Joe Biden will discuss “ our steps towards peace in Ukraine and security in Europe '' during the talks. The Ukrainian leader announced this on his Twitter.
According to him, Ukraine and the United States agreed that there would be “ nothing about Ukraine without Ukraine. '' Zelensky added that he is looking forward to these talks “ with impatience. ''
Earlier, an unnamed White House spokesman announced the planned talks. According to him, Biden is going to discuss at least three topics with Zelensky:
- to confirm that the United States supports the sovereignty of Ukraine;
- to discuss the “ build-up of the Russian military ''; on the border with Ukraine;
- understand how the situation in the region can be resolved using diplomatic methods;
Negotiations Zelensky and Biden will be held a few days after the talks between the American and Russian presidents. During them, Ukrainian topics were also discussed. At the same time, Biden said that if Russia starts a military invasion of Ukraine, then it will have to pay a “ high price '' (quoted by Bloomberg). In particular, Western countries will impose sanctions and increase their military presence in the region.
The Kremlin has confirmed that Biden warned Putin about the possible imposition of sanctions. At the same time, the Russian president said in response that “ this could lead to a complete rupture of relations between our countries. ''
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