Biden told Putin that Russia would be diminished and suffer under a severe Western response if they invaded Ukraine.
The high-stakes telephone call lasted just over an hour on Saturday.
The one-hour call came hours after the State Department ordered all but a “core team” of American diplomats to leave the embassy in Kyiv amid concerns of an imminent Russian attack. An aide to Putin dismissed such worries as “hysteria.”
How the world got here, what Russia wants, and more questions, answered.
President Joe Biden warned Russian President Vladimir Putin that the US and its allies will respond "decisively and impose swift and severe consequences" on Russia should Putin decide to invade Ukraine.
President Biden told Russian President Vladimir Putin on a phone call Saturday that Russia would face “swift and severe costs” if it chose to invade Ukraine, the White House said.
Biden promises decisive response by U.S. and its allies, warning that a "further Russian invasion of Ukraine would produce widespread human suffering."
Joe Biden told Vladimir Putin there will be massive suffering if Russia invades Ukraine.
Declassified information is part of a campaign to complicate what officials say are Russia’s plans to invade Ukraine.
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President Joe Biden's 62-minute long phone call with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday morning appeared to yield no major breakthroughs.
Senate Dems shot down a proposal by Sen. Cruz, sanctioning European officials and businesses involved in the construction of Nord Stream 2.
Serbia's authorities have ordered large quantities of food in light of the Ukraine-Russia crisis, President Aleksandar Vučić said on Friday, CNN's affiliate N1 reported.
Russia's buildup of troops at its border with Ukraine has created a diplomatic standoff between Russia and the US, the world's two largest nuclear powers. Here's what Michael Kimmage, an expert on US-Russia relations, has to say about how we got here and what could come next.
As fears of a Russian invasion mount, the U.S. diplomatic presence is being immediately reduced to core functions.
US President Joe Biden is expected to speak to Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday.
Officials in the U.S. and the U.K. are telling their citizens to leave Ukraine immediately.
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