US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken and Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüta Çavuşkoglu had a telephone conversation. One of the topics of the talks was cooperation between the countries over the threat of rising tensions between Russia and Ukraine as the State Department reported.
“Secretary Blinken and Foreign Minister Çavuşkoglu discussed the importance of continued coordination regarding the threat of Russian escalation in Ukraine,” the message says.
The sides also talked about the situation in the Somali Peninsula region, the appointment of a Turkish special envoy to normalize relations with Armenia, and the possibilities of deepening Washington and Ankara relations in a bilateral or NATO framework to address issues of mutual interest.
On January 2, US President Joseph Biden held telephone talks with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. President Biden stressed the commitment of the United States and its allies and partners to the principle of "nothing about you without you", as well as the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine.
On December 30, at 10:35 p.m. Kyiv time, there was a telephone conversation between President of Russia Vladimir Putin and President of the United States Joe Biden. During the phone conversation, Joe Biden urged the Russian leader Vladimir Putin to de-escalate the situation around Ukraine and threatened Russia with the consequences in case of an invasion of Ukraine.