The phone call between the presidents of the US and Ukraine supports diplomatic efforts to defuse the situation

2022-06-14 0 By

Kyiv, February 13 (Xinhua)Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and HIS US counterpart Joe Biden on Wednesday discussed the security situation in Ukraine and expressed support for continuing political and diplomatic efforts to promote the peace process, according to the Ukrainian presidential website.Zelensky said Ukraine is aware of the risks it faces and is ready to deal with any situation.He said Ukraine would prevent any escalation against Ukraine.The two sides reaffirmed their unity in continuing political and diplomatic efforts to advance the peace process and restore stability.Zelensky stressed that Ukraine fully supports the peaceful resolution of the conflict and attaches importance to the measures taken to ease the situation and realize peace under the current form of negotiations.U.S. President Joe Biden reiterated U.S. support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity during a phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Wednesday, the White House said in a statement.The statement said the two leaders agreed to respond to Russia’s troop buildup along the Russian-Ukrainian border with a combination of diplomacy and containment.Biden spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday to discuss the situation in Ukraine.Russian Presidential aide Yuri Ushakov told a news conference after the phone conversation between the Two leaders that the talks were balanced and pragmatic.Recently, russia-Ukraine relations have been tense, with both sides deploying a large number of military personnel and weapons in the border area.The United States, Ukraine and NATO say Russia is massing troops near Ukraine’s eastern border in what they call an “invasion.”Russia denies this, saying NATO activities threaten its borders and that it has the right to deploy troops to defend its territory.(Participating reporter: Deng Xianlai) (End)