US President Joe Biden on Friday pledged US support for Ukraine’s sovereignty in a phone conversation with his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky.
The White House said, “President Biden expressed the United States’ firm support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity against Russian aggression in the Donets Basin and Crimea.”
Ukraine has accused Russia of this Thousands of soldiers gather on the border between the two countries and in the Crimea, The peninsula that Moscow annexed in 2014. On the same day, Washington warned Russia against any attempt to intimidate Ukraine, saying it was “concerned about the recent escalation of aggressive and provocative Russian actions in eastern Ukraine.”
Moscow said in a response on Friday that it was not seeking the conflict but had warned the West against any military intervention. He warned Kiev to refrain from any “provocation.”
After a long file in the second half of 2020, clashes have escalated in eastern Ukraine since January. The two camps blame each other for the escalation.
In the phone call, Biden also said he wanted to revive the “strategic partnership” between Ukraine and the United States. He emphasized that the reforms implemented by President Zelensky against corruption were “crucial” to “the Euro-Atlantic aspirations of Ukraine.”