US president talks to European associates before assembly with his Russian counterpart
(MENAFN) American leader Joe Biden talked to chief European supporters before his virtual meeting with Russia’s President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday.
On a phone call made on Monday, December 7, the US President spoke with French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi, and UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, stated the White House in an update.
The update included, “The leaders discussed their shared concern about the Russian military build-up on Ukraine’s borders and Russia’s increasingly harsh rhetoric. They called on Russia to de-escalate tensions and agreed that diplomacy, especially through the Normandy Format, is the only way forward to resolve the conflict in Donbas through the implementation of the Minsk Agreements.”
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