The workplace of French President Emmanuel Macron mentioned in a press release on Monday he had pitched each leaders on a summit over “safety and strategic stability in Europe.” The
White Home mentioned in a press release that Biden had accepted the assembly “in precept” however solely “if an invasion hasn’t occurred.”
“We’re all the time prepared for diplomacy,” White Home Press Secretary Jen Psaki mentioned. “We’re additionally able to impose swift and extreme penalties ought to Russia as a substitute select struggle.”
A name searching for remark from the Kremlin was not instantly returned early Monday.
Many particulars concerning the proposed summit – which was introduced after a volley of cellphone calls between Macron, Biden, Putin, and British chief Boris Johnson – are unclear.
Macron’s workplace and the White Home mentioned that the substance of the summit can be labored out by US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Russian Overseas Minister Sergei Lavrov throughout their upcoming assembly deliberate for Feb. 24.
The information comes after per week of heightened tensions between Russia and the West over Ukraine.