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President Biden’s Phone Call with President Vladimir Putin of Russia
January 4, 2022

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FILE – President Joe Biden speaks about the 2021 jobs report in the State Dining Room of the White House, Jan. 7, 2022, in Washington. Biden faces a steep path to achieve his ambitious goal of slashing planet-warming greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2030. His $2 trillion Build Back Better plan contains $550 billion in spending and tax credits aimed at promoting clean energy. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)


DECEMBER 30, 2021

President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. spoke today with President Vladimir Putin of Russia. President Biden urged Russia to de-escalate tensions with Ukraine. He made clear that the United States and its allies and partners will respond decisively if Russia further invades Ukraine. President Biden also expressed support for diplomacy, starting early next year with the bilateral Strategic Stability Dialogue, at NATO through the NATO-Russia Council, and at the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. President Biden reiterated that substantive progress in these dialogues can occur only in an environment of de-escalation rather than escalation.