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Ukraine: Biden-Putin telephone conversation begins

The American president Joe Biden and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin began their telephone conversation to discuss the accumulation of troops around Ukraine, a White House official announced today.

The telephone conversation started at 11.04 local time in Washington (18.04 Greek time), the official announced.

An “honest dialogue” is not “compatible with an escalation,” Macron told Putin.

French President Emmanuel Macron told his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin today that a “sincere dialogue is not compatible with a (military) escalation” on the Ukrainian border, the Elysee reported after the 1 hour and 40 minute telephone communication between the two leaders.

Macron and Putin “both expressed the desire to continue the dialogue” through “the streets to promote the implementation of the Minsk agreements” on Donbass and on “the conditions of security and stability in Europe”, the French presidency added.

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The French president “also conveyed the concerns of his European partners and allies,” the statement added.

Source: News Beast

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