Biden Vows U.S. to Act Decisively if Russia Invades Ukraine

Зеленський затвердив Стратегічний оборонний бюлетень

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky had the third in the recent period telephone conversation with U.S. President Joseph Biden, which lasted more than an hour and a half.

The key topic of the talks is the situation in the east and near the borders of our state. Zelensky praised the active role of the United States in its settlement, noting the importance of international legal steps planned for January 2022.

"President Biden made clear that the United States and its allies and partners will respond decisively if Russia further invades Ukraine," White House press secretary Jen Psaki said in a statement following the call.

Biden and President Volodymyr Zelensky’s call came as the U.S. and Western allies prepared for a series of diplomatic meetings to try to de-escalate a crisis that Moscow said could rupture ties with Washington.

The Kremlin has demanded that any further expansion of NATO exclude Ukraine and other former Soviet countries. The Russians have also demanded that the military alliance remove offensive weaponry from countries in the region.

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky expressed gratitude for the U.S. President's support for the principle of "nothing about Ukraine without Ukraine," as well as for the readiness of the United States to take decisive action if Russia's aggression against Ukraine escalates.

"Today, it is about the future not only of Ukraine, but it is also about European security and world order based on rules and democratic values," Zelensky said.