Biden tells Ukrainian president what US will do if Russia invades

Monday - 03/01/2022 09:05
Following talks, Zelensky says he feels US-Ukraine relations are ‘special’
Ukrainian tanks taking part in military drills in Zhytomyr, Ukraine, November 21, 2018. © AFP / SERGEI SUPINSKY/AFP
Ukrainian tanks taking part in military drills in Zhytomyr, Ukraine, November 21, 2018. © AFP / SERGEI SUPINSKY/AFP

US President Joe Biden has assured his Ukrainian counterpart, Volodymyr Zelensky, that Washington and its allies will “respond decisively” in the event that Moscow invades its neighbor.

The two leaders spoke by phone on Sunday, with the White House later releasing a statement. Apart from the usual comments about America’s commitment to Ukraine’s “sovereignty and territorial integrity,” Biden also told Zelensky that Washington would not be discussing any matters that would directly affect Kiev behind its back, saying “nothing about you without you” was a key principle in bilateral relations.

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