Biden concerned about alleged pro-Russia Ukraine coup plot


President Joe Biden said Friday that he’s concerned about an alleged pro-Russia coup plot in Ukraine and that he’s likely to call Russian President Vladimir Putin to discuss allegations made by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

“I am concerned. Look, we support Ukraine’s territorial integrity. We support Ukraine’s ability to govern itself. And we reject anything remotely approaching [that],” Biden told reporters when asked about the coup plot allegation.

Biden, who is spending a long Thanksgiving weekend in Nantucket, said he “in all probability” will speak with both Putin and Zelensky about the matter, which comes as Russia allegedly masses troops near Ukraine’s borders.

Zelensky claimed Friday that Ukrainian intelligence operatives learned of a coup plot timed to take place on Dec. 1-2. He said Ukrainian billionaire Rinat…

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