President Joe Biden told Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky the U.S. would “respond decisively” if Russia “further invades” the European country.
The two presidents spoke on Sunday just days after President Biden spoke with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin for a second time in a month amid tensions along Ukraine’s border.
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said the U.S. and its allies would “act decisively” if Russia invaded its neighbor.
In the statement, Psaki said: “President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. spoke today with President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine.
“President Biden made clear that the United States and its allies and partners will respond decisively if Russia further invades Ukraine.
“The leaders expressed support for diplomatic efforts, starting next week with the bilateral Strategic Stability Dialogue, at NATO through the NATO-Russia Council, and at the…