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Biden warns Putin of plans to increase US presence in Europe over Ukraine

Source : 112 Ukraine

Joe Biden told his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin that an invasion of Ukraine would lead to sanctions and an increased US presence in Europe
10:10, 1 January 2022

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US President Joe Biden told his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin that an invasion of Ukraine would lead to sanctions and an increased US presence in Europe due to the buildup of Russian military power on the Ukrainian border. Biden said this on Friday in a comment to reporters in Wilmington, Delaware, Reuters reports.

"I made clear to President Putin that if he makes any more moves, if he goes into Ukraine, we will have severe sanctions. We will increase our presence in Europe, with our NATO allies, and there will be a heavy price to pay for it," Biden said.

Related: Biden, Putin discuss deployment of offensive weaponry in Ukraine

Biden says Putin agreed on "three major conferences" next month with senior staff to help find a resolution and said he expected progress from those negotiations. However, he added, "I made it clear that it only could work if he de-escalated."

Meanwhile, the President of the United States Joe Biden will hold a telephone conversation with the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky. The telephone conversation will take place on Sunday, January 2. 

They are reported to discuss Russia's military build-up on Ukraine's borders.

"On Sunday, Biden will hold a conversation with the Ukrainian leader to reaffirm US support for Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity, discuss Russia's military build-up on Ukraine's borders, and analyze preparations for upcoming diplomatic contacts to help de-escalate regional tensions," the statement said.

Related: Biden urges Putin to stand down in Ukraine, promises consequences in case of attack

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