The United States, the United Kingdom, and the European Union have endorsed a common front in the conflict on the Russian-Ukrainian border

Ukrainian soldier on the border with Russia (Reuters / Anna Kudryavtseva).

President of the United States, Joe Biden, confirmed on Monday that there iscomplete unanimityBetween its position and that of its European allies Concentration of Russian forces on the border with Ukraine.

“I had a very, very good meeting. (over there) consensus “A group with all European leaders,” Biden said in remarks to the press at the White House.

The President spoke this way, without giving further details, after a conversation that lasted an hour and twenty minutes with the Speaker of the House of Representatives European Commission (this is), Ursula von der Leyen; and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, among others, to Coordination of the response to the Ukraine crisis.

The White House confirmed this in a subsequent statement “Biden had a secure video call with European leaders today.”

Joe Biden during an interview with his European counterparts (Reuters)
Joe Biden during an interview with his European counterparts (Reuters)

They reiterated their continued concern about Concentration Army On the borders of Ukraine they expressed their support for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine. The leaders affirmed their common desire to find a diplomatic solution to the current tensions and reviewed recent engagements with Russia in a variety of ways.The statement highlights.

In this sense, the White House emphasized that “the leaders also spoke of their joint efforts to… speak it new russian aggression against ukraine, Including preparations to impose severe consequences and high economic costs on Russia for such actions, as well as to strengthen security on NATO’s eastern flank. They have committed to continuing to consult closely with allies and partners across the Atlantic, including working with and through the European Union, NATO and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe.”

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The President of France also participated in the video call, Emmanuel Macron; German Chancellor, Olaf Schulz; Italian Prime Minister, Mario my biker; polish president, Andre doubtThe British Prime Minister, Boris JohnsonAccording to the White House.

Ursula von der Leyen (Reuters)
Ursula von der Leyen (Reuters)

In a subsequent tweet, Biden confirmed that the leaders discussed “Joint efforts to deter further aggression by Russia, such as preparations to impose heavy economic costs on Russia and Enhanced security on the east sideNATO.

The conversation came after the Pentagon announced it 8,500 soldiers were put on “high alert” In the face of growing tension with Moscow over Ukraine, although no decision has yet been taken on the deployment to Eastern Europe.

A Pentagon spokesman, John Kirby, confirmed that the bulk of US forces will be deployed to Eastern European countries as part of the NATO Response Force (NRF). Therefore, it will not be activated unless requested by NATO.

Kirby explained that it is up to NATO to activate this multinational force, which is made up of land, air and sea forces, and has some 40,000 military from different countries.

However, a Pentagon spokesman said He did not rule out a possible “unilateral” American deployment outside the National Salvation Front, though he insisted that in this case it would always be in coordination and after consultation with the allies.

NATO also announced this Monday that it is putting “on alert” and send it boats s Planes Additional combat capabilities for NATO deployments in Eastern Europe, enhancing deterrence and defense for Allies, as Russia continues its military buildup in and around Ukraine.

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(With information from EFE)

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