White House: Biden and Putin instructed their teams to continue dialogue on Ukraine
US President Joe Biden and Russian leader Vladimir Putin agreed to continue contacts across Ukraine. This was announced by the White House following the talks between the heads of state.
According to the US administration, Biden and Putin instructed their teams to continue the dialogue on Ukraine. The US President also called on the Russian leader to de-escalate around Ukraine and return to diplomacy.
Earlier it was reported that the talks between the leaders of Russia and the United States had been completed; they lasted two hours. The meeting took place 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 Russian leader contacted the American president from his residence in Sochi. Putin arrived there from New Delhi, where he was on a visit. The presidents' current contact is the fifth since Biden took office.