Biden tells Ukraine's Zelensky US will 'respond decisively' if Russia invades

  January 10, 2022   News ID 5586
Biden tells Ukraine's Zelensky US will 'respond decisively' if Russia invades
US President Joe Biden told his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky in telephone talks on Sunday that Washington and its allies would "respond decisively" if Russia moves to invade its pro-Western neighbor, the White House said.

Washington DC., SAEDNEWS: In a readout of the Biden-Zelensky call, White House press secretary Jen Psaki also said the US leader expressed support for diplomatic efforts including planned talks between high-level US and Russian officials set for January 9 and 10 in Geneva.

"President Biden made clear that the United States and its allies and partners will respond decisively if Russia further invades Ukraine," Psaki said in a statement.

Biden also "reaffirmed the United States' commitment to Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity," she said.

The show of US support for Ukraine comes days after Biden warned Russian President Vladimir Putin of severe consequences if Moscow invades the former Soviet country (Source: FRANCE 24).