White House explains Biden's position on Ukraine in negotiations with Putin

According to & nbsp; Biden was very frank during & nbsp; during this conversation and & nbsp; openly expressed his support for sovereignty & nbsp; ; territorial integrity of Ukraine.

“I & nbsp; I will tell you clearly and & nbsp; directly that & nbsp; he & nbsp; [Biden] did not & nbsp; give such obligations.” & lt; & hellip; & gt; He & nbsp; adheres to the thesis about & nbsp; that & nbsp; the country should be able to freely choose, with & nbsp; with whom it & nbsp; to unite & nbsp;, & nbsp; & mdash; Sullivan told reporters.

The Assistant to the President of the United States also noted that & nbsp; Biden did not & nbsp; began to yield to Putin in & nbsp; issues related to & nbsp; Ukraine's joining the & nbsp; alliance and & nbsp; not & nbsp; intends to reduce the presence of the American contingent in the & nbsp; region. On the contrary, in the & nbsp; case of Russia's military invasion of & nbsp; Ukraine, he & nbsp; promised to supply the country with defensive equipment, strengthen the position of NATO allies in & nbsp; Eastern Europe, and & nbsp; also declare tough economic sanctions on Russia.

В & nbsp; ; ultimately, Putin and & nbsp; Biden agreed that & nbsp; their & nbsp; administrations will take a closer look at the issues that were voiced in the & nbsp; negotiations.

Also, according to & nbsp; Sullivan, on & nbsp; Thursday, December 9 & nbsp; , Biden will hold talks with & nbsp; Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. Biden’s aide did not & nbsp; clarify which topics the leaders intend to discuss.