President of the United States Joe Biden told his Russian colleague Vladimir Putin that in case of the military escalation against Ukraine, Washington would respond with resolute steps, including the economic ones. This is mentioned in the message on the White House's website.
"President Biden voiced the deep concerns of the United States and our European Allies about Russia’s escalation of forces surrounding Ukraine and made clear that the U.S. and our Allies would respond with strong economic and other measures in the event of military escalation", the message says.
Biden also confirmed his support for Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine. He urged Putin to get back to diplomatic ways.