Biden welcomed the opportunity to speak frankly with Putin

US Presidential Advisor Sullivan: The discussion between Biden and Putin was straightforward and frank

US President Joe Biden welcomed the opportunity to communicate clearly and directly with Russian leader Vladimir Putin. This was stated by the adviser to the head of the United States for national security Jake Sullivan, RIA Novosti reports.

According to Sullivan, the discussion between Biden and Putin was direct and frank.

Previously, the White House listed the main topics, which were raised during the past online talks between the presidents of Russia and the United States. Washington indicated that Biden voiced the concern of the United States and European allies with the build-up of Russian forces near the borders of Ukraine.

The meeting was held via a special video link. The Kremlin said that this line was created during the previous administrations, but today it is being used for the first time. The first footage of the politicians' communication was shown to the journalists, but then the meeting was held in a closed format. The presidents' current contact is the fifth since Biden took office.