Biden tells Putin that U.S. will respond if Russia escalates military action against Ukraine

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President Joe Biden on Tuesday warned Russian President Vladimir Putin of a possible Russian invasion of Ukraine, according to a White House readout of a video call between the two leaders. The White House said Biden “voices the deep concerns of the United States and our European allies about the escalation of Russia’s forces around Ukraine, and clarified that the United States and our allies should take stronger economic and other measures in the event of military escalation.” Will answer with.” in a statement. The statement said the US president “reiterated his support for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine and called for de-escalation and a return to diplomacy.” “Both presidents tasked their teams with follow-up action, and the US will do so in close coordination with allies and partners.” Biden was expected to deliver a message along those lines as he seeks a diplomatic solution to deal with thousands of Russian troops near the border with Ukraine.

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