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12/7/2021, 7:23 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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WH: Biden voiced deep concern over Ukraine to Putin

The White House said on Tuesday that United States President Joe Biden told his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin during their virtual meeting that he is deeply concerned about Moscow's actions near the Ukrainian border and threatened to take measures against Russia if needed.

"Biden voiced the deep concerns of the United States and our European Allies about Russia’s escalation of forces surrounding Ukraine and made clear that the US and our Allies would respond with strong economic and other measures in the event of military escalation," the White House stated.

Earlier, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken expressed "unwavering support for Ukraine's sovereignty, independence, and territorial integrity in the face of Russian aggression," while European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen warned Russia could face more sanctions in case of "any further aggressions" towards its neighbor.

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