US President Joe Biden has spoken with new German Chancellor Olaf Schultz about the challenge of Russian aggression in Ukraine. At the time, Biden wanted Germany to stand by Russia’s military challenge on the European border.
Meanwhile, the European Union (EU) has warned that Russia will have to pay a high price if it invades Ukraine. The United Kingdom has called on the G7 to work together to address Russia’s military challenges.
Biden wrote in a tweet that he had called last Friday to congratulate Schultz. Russia’s military action on the Ukraine border, the ongoing Corona epidemic around the world, and climate change are among the issues that need to be addressed.
Biden hopes that the United States will strengthen its friendly relations with Germany during Schultz’s tenure. This is Biden’s first phone conversation with Shantz since becoming chancellor.
Russia has deployed about 100,000 troops along Ukraine’s border, the AFP news agency reported. As a result, there is tension in the area.
Ukraine alleges Moscow has gathered additional troops along the border to carry out the attack. Russia has said in a statement that it has no plans to launch an attack on Ukrainian territory.
The United States, the United Kingdom and the European Union have expressed concern over recent tensions between Russia and Ukraine. Biden has threatened to impose “tough sanctions” on Russia if it launches an attack on Ukraine. He made the threat during a virtual meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday. The same tune in the voices of European countries.
Before the phone conversation with Biden, Schultz expressed deep concern over the deployment of Russian troops on the Ukrainian border. He said attempts to change Europe’s borders would not be accepted.
The EU, meanwhile, has warned Russia that it could suffer the consequences of an attack on Ukraine. European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen held a joint news conference with Germany’s new chancellor Olaf Schultz in the Belgian capital, Brussels, on Friday, Reuters reported. At the time, Ursula von der Leyen said: “The 28 EU member states have not yet discussed the imposition of sanctions on Russia over the Ukraine issue. However, Moscow will have to pay a high price for a military invasion of Ukraine.
“We want to have a good friendship with Russia,” said Ursula von der Leyen. But it will depend entirely on the behavior of the country. Moscow is trying to intervene in neighboring countries. Such behavior is seen as a threat to the security of the whole of Europe. “
The foreign ministers of the G-7 alliance, the world’s seven richest nations, met in Liverpool, UK on Friday to discuss the situation in Ukraine. At the meeting, the G-7 countries expressed grave concern over the Russian military mobilization on the Ukrainian border. At the same time, the foreign ministers of the G-7 countries have warned that Russia will have to pay a price if it attacks Ukraine. At the meeting, British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss called on G7 member states to work together to address the challenge of Russia’s military aggression.
Prior to the G7 meeting, Liz Truss had a separate meeting with US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken. At the end of the meeting, the British Foreign Office said in a statement that Russia’s attack on Ukraine would be considered a strategic mistake.