According to the Russian side, the US President, whose initiative was contacted, expressed interest in normalizing bilateral relations and “establishing stable and predictable cooperation on serious issues such as ensuring strategic stability, arms control, the Iranian nuclear program, and the situation.” The Kremlin said, “In Afghanistan, the situation has changed.” Global climate climate change. “
According to the White House, Biden stressed in a conversation the United States’ commitment to Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, and expressed concern about Russian military activities near the Ukrainian border and in the Crimea. Putin called for trying to calm the situation in the region. According to TASS, the Russian president explained to his US counterpart, among other things, Moscow’s approach to a political settlement of the situation around Ukraine on the basis of the Minsk agreements.
Tensions have escalated in eastern Ukraine in recent days, with many soldiers killed in renewed fighting, according to the Ukrainian side. In recent days, Kiev raised the alarm over the stationing of Russian forces on its borders and warned of the danger of Russian “armed aggression” under the pretext of protecting the Russian-speaking population of Donbas. On the other hand, Russia accuses Kiev of provocations.
US President Putin also warned that the United States would “firmly” defend its national interests against Moscow. In this context, he referred, among other things, to cyber attacks or attempts to interfere in the elections.