During the conversation between the presidents of the United States and the Russian Federation Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin, the head of the American state mentioned: “about Russian aggression against Ukraine.” The telephone conversation between the leaders of the two countries took place on Tuesday, RIA News reports with reference to Putin's press secretary Dmitry Peskov.
“Well, yes, this is the position of the U.S., with which we strongly disagree. This is one of the conceptual differences on the agenda of our relations,” Peskov said.
According to him, Russia strongly disagrees with the U.S. position on Ukraine, and Putin will tirelessly and consistently state this position to his American counterpart.
It is noted that the heads of the states during the dialogue discussed topical issues of international relations and the bilateral agenda, including the possibility of cooperation between countries in the fight against coronavirus, unilateral withdrawal of the United States from the Open Skies Treaty, an extension of the strategic START III treaty and other topics.
Earlier, the U.S. Ambassador to the Russian Federation John Sullivan ruled out the possibility of weakening by Washington and Brussels of the sanctions imposed against Moscow for the annexation of Crimea.