Biden talks with European allies to discuss Russia's military buildup

Washington: The White House stated in a summary of the call that US President Joe Biden discussed the Russian military buildup near Ukraine with European allies and emphasized the countries' united support for the country's sovereignty.

"The leaders expressed their concern over Russia's military buildup along Ukraine's borders, as well as Russia's increasingly aggressive language. They urged Russia to lower tensions and agreed that negotiation, particularly through the Normandy Format, is the only approach to resolve the crisis in Donbas by implementing the Minsk Agreements "In a readout on Monday, the White House stated.

French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi, and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson were among those who took part in the call, according to the White House.

According to the White House, the parties called on Russia to de-escalate tensions and agreed that diplomacy is the best option to settle the situation in Donbas through the Minsk Agreements. Russia has stated that it reserves the right to move soldiers as it deems fit on its soil.

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