Biden to Kyiv: Decisions on Ukraine only possible with Ukrainian involvement

Due to Russia amassing its troops near its border with Ukraine and a conversation this week between Russian and American presidents, US President Joe Biden has had a call with his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky, Ukrinform news agency reports.
The conversation between Ukrainian and US presidents took place on Thursday, December 9. «President Biden made clear that the United States and its allies and partners are committed to the principle of «no decisions or discussions about Ukraine without Ukraine»,» according to a statement by the White House in Washington.
Read also: Following Belarusian migrant crisis, Latvian residents’ opinion of immigration has changed to «moderately positive»
The leaders also agreed to call on Russia to de-escalate tensions and agreed that «diplomacy is the best way to make meaningful progress on conflict resolution.»
«President Biden underscored the readiness of the United States to engage in support of confidence-building measures to advance the implementation of the Minsk Agreements, in support of the Normandy Format,» American officials stated. Jen Psaki, spokeswoman for the US government, added that Biden briefed Zelensky on recent talks with the Russian President, as well as reaffirmed support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, Ukrinform reports.