Biden will Talk to Zelensky After Talks with Putin
Putin and Biden on Tuesday will hold talks via video link. Earlier, Zelensky said that he spoke with Blinken before the talks between Putin and Biden, the parties agreed to continue to act "together and in a coordinated manner." The State Department said that Blinken and Zelensky discussed a settlement in Donbass and the "restoration of Ukraine's sovereignty" over Crimea.
"Zelensky had a telephone conversation with US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken. In anticipation of the planned talks ... Biden with ... Putin, the Ukrainian and American sides coordinated their positions on key issues ... It was also agreed to hold a telephone conversation between Zelensky and Biden after talks between the presidents of the United States and Russia, "the message says.
According to the press service, during the conversation, Zelensky noted that there was no alternative to the peace process and informed Blinken about the situation on the borders of Ukraine.
“The President thanked for the strong support from the United States, which systematically draw the attention of the world community to Russian military activities near the Ukrainian border and consolidate the efforts of democratic countries to prevent escalation ... aggressive behavior on the part of the Russian Federation towards Ukraine, "the message says.