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The White House said President Joe Biden warned Russian President Vladimir Putin that there would be “strong economic and other measures” if Russia went ahead with the invasion of Ukraine during a lengthy video call on Tuesday morning. Statement,

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Biden told Putin his “deep concern” On the tense situation on the Russia-Ukraine border, US intelligence officials said last week that they believe Russia is preparing an invasion of the former Soviet republic that could involve some 175,000 troops.

the White House said Biden emphasized his support for Ukraine and called on Russia to “de-escalate and return to diplomacy.”

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