U.S. President Joe Biden had a telephone conversation with President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskуy on Sunday.
“President Biden made clear that the United States and its allies and partners will respond decisively if Russia further invades Ukraine,” reads the statement by Press Secretary Jen Psaki released on the website of the White House, Ukrinform reports.
The leaders expressed support for diplomatic efforts, starting next week with the bilateral Strategic Stability Dialogue, at NATO through the NATO-Russia Council, and at the OSCE.
President Biden underscored the commitment of the United States and its allies and partners to the principle of “nothing about you without you”, reads the statement.
He reaffirmed the United States’ commitment to Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. Biden also expressed support for confidence-building measures to de-escalate tensions in Donbas and active diplomacy to advance the implementation of the Minsk Agreements, in support of the Normandy Format.