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Biden said he expects progress in negotiations with Russia

US President Joe Biden WASHINGTON Dec 31 US President Joe Biden, following a conversation with Russian leader Vladimir Putin, said he expects progress from the upcoming rounds of talks. “I always look forward to negotiations and progress,” Biden said, quoted by the White House press pool. serious sanctions in case of aggravation of the situation around Ukraine. “We will increase our presence in Europe with our NATO allies,” Biden said. Biden said the parties will discuss mutual concerns during the upcoming rounds of talks. In response to a question about “whether Russia could be subject to sanctions if Russian troops remain at the border,” Biden said he did not intend to discuss the details of the negotiations publicly. On Thursday, Putin and Biden had a telephone conversation that lasted 50 minutes. The Presidents discussed the upcoming US-Russian talks on January 10, as well as the Russia-NATO Council meeting and the meeting at the OSCE site. Biden scheduled a telephone conversation with Zelensky on January 2 Amid tensions around Ukraine, Russia and the United States are planning to hold a meeting in the format of a strategic dialogue at the level of the Foreign Ministry on January 10. A meeting of the Russia-NATO Council is scheduled for January 12, followed by a multilateral meeting at the OSCE site a day later. The United States and its allies suspect Russia of allegedly preparing an “invasion” of Ukraine and threaten with unprecedented sanctions if the plans attributed to it are carried out. Earlier on Wednesday, the US State Department announced a call from Secretary of State Anthony Blinken to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy to discuss ways to peacefully resolve the conflict in the east of the country, as well as upcoming diplomatic contacts with Russia. Russia has repeatedly denied accusations of the West and Ukraine of “aggressive actions”, stating that does not threaten anyone and does not intend to attack anyone, and statements about “Russian aggression” are used as an excuse to deploy more NATO military equipment near Russian borders. The Russian Foreign Ministry previously noted that Western statements about “Russian aggression” and the opportunity to help Kiev defend itself against it are both ridiculous and dangerous. sides of Russia at the borders of Ukraine. Press Secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov said that Russia is moving troops within its territory and at its discretion. According to him, this does not threaten anyone and should not worry anyone.


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