; prospects for intensifying a peaceful settlement. '' Volodymyr Zelenskyy said about & nbsp; & quot; an adamant attitude towards & nbsp; finding ways to & nbsp; peace in & nbsp; Donbass & raquo; and & nbsp; noted that & nbsp; Kiev has “ clear proposals for & nbsp; unblocking the peace process '', which it & nbsp; is ready to discuss & nbsp; in & nbsp; different formats.
The presidents of the two countries also discussed financial and & nbsp; political support for Ukraine in & nbsp; ongoing opposition to hybrid aggression. Zelenskiy said that the & nbsp; advancement of the Russian Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline “ deprives Ukraine of an important factor in deterring Russian aggression. '' “ In this regard, specific steps were discussed that can be taken to & nbsp; enhance the energy sustainability of Ukraine '', & nbsp; & mdash; said in the & nbsp; press release. & Nbsp; what steps were discussed is not specified.
The details of the conversation between the leaders of the two countries were told by the head of the office of the President of Ukraine Andriy Yermak. According to & nbsp; he said, Volodymyr Zelenskyy told the US President that & nbsp; Ukraine & nbsp; & mdash; “ absolutely peaceful state '' and & nbsp; is not & nbsp; going to attack & nbsp; anyone, but & nbsp; only wants to return their territories.
“ President Biden confirmed that & nbsp; The United States will provide & nbsp; & mdash; and & nbsp; is already happening & nbsp; & mdash; all the necessary assistance for & nbsp; so that Ukraine has the opportunity to give any rebuff at & nbsp; any time & raquo;, & nbsp; & mdash; Yermak said on the & nbsp; air of the Ukrainian TV channel “ 1 + 1 '' (quoted by & nbsp; TASS).
He & nbsp; said that & nbsp; Biden also assured his Ukrainian colleague that & nbsp; the United States would impose tough sanctions against Russia in & nbsp; case of its & nbsp; aggression against Ukraine. “ Biden very frankly told Putin (during & nbsp; during their & nbsp; telephone conversation. & mdash; & nbsp; & ldquo; Kommersant & rdquo;) and & nbsp; warned of all the consequences if the & nbsp; Kremlin decides to & nbsp; escalate the Ukrainian borders & nbsp; the territory of Ukraine & raquo;, & nbsp; & mdash; noted Andrey Ermak. According to & nbsp; data from the press service of Volodymyr Zelensky, the presidents of Ukraine and the & nbsp; USA “ exchanged assessments on the & nbsp; progress and & nbsp; results of the negotiations '' Biden and & nbsp; Putin.
Joe Biden held talks with the & nbsp; President of Russia on & nbsp; Tuesday, December 7 & nbsp;. Their & nbsp; conversation took place via & nbsp; video link and & nbsp; lasted two hours. According to the & nbsp; American president, he made it clear that & nbsp; if Russia invaded & nbsp; Ukraine, then & nbsp; the economic consequences would be such as Vladimir Putin has never & nbsp; seen. The Russian president, answering & nbsp; a question from Kommersant, is going to & nbsp; whether & nbsp; Moscow to attack, said that & nbsp; Russia is pursuing a peaceful foreign policy, but & nbsp; has the right to defend itself.