U.S and Russian Clash Over Ukraine

Malikat Usamot, Sydney Ellis, Editor

In the late 2021 and early 2022, Russia troops were build up along the Russo-Ukrainian border. That resulted in tensions between Russia and NATO. Biden and Putin (Russia President) discussed the crisis over the course of a 50-minute phone call on December 30, 2021. Bilateral talks began in Geneva on 10 January 2022, to discuss the crisis in Ukraine as well as longstanding Russians concerns regarding NATO postering in Eastern Europe. The talks were led by Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov and U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman. On January 31, 2022 both the United States and Russia discussed the crisis at an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council. The discussion was tense, with both sides accusing the other of stoking tensions.The United States government increased military support to Ukraine through a $650 million arms deal. The government also threatened severe sanctions against Russia as well as personal sanctions against Putin and his allies.Rivals on World Stage, Russia and U.S. Quietly Seek Areas of Accord - The New York Times

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