US President Joe Biden spoke on Tuesday with Russian President Vladimir Putin for the primary time over the telephone since his inauguration.
An announcement issued by the White Home confirmed that Biden reaffirmed the assist of the US for the sovereignty of Ukraine within the face of Moscow’s assist for separatists within the east of the nation and its continued occupation of Crimea.
The 2 leaders additionally mentioned willingness to increase New START for 5 years, agreeing to have their groups work urgently to finish the extension by February 5.
Signed in 2010, the New START (Strategic Arms Discount Treaty) is a cornerstone of world arms management.
It limits the variety of strategic nuclear warheads deployed by the US and Russia to 1,550 every in addition to the variety of land- and submarine-based missiles and bombers that ship them.
The assertion learn that President Biden made clear that the US will “act firmly” in protection of its nationwide pursuits in response to actions by Russia that hurt US or its allies.