Vladimir Putin. Photo: Kremlin Pool / Global Look Press / www.globallookpress.com
The head of the United States believed in the absence of aggressive plans from Russia
The Ukrainians were closer than ever to the collapse of peaceful life due to a large-scale military conflict with Russia, but a telephone conversation between the leaders of the Kremlin and the White House, Vladimir Putin and Joe Biden, saved the situation. This opinion of the analyst Vyacheslav Avyutsky was disseminated by the French edition Atlantico.
The article notes that the threat of war in Ukraine has been very real lately. The fighting in Donbass has intensified since January this year. Russian troops were redeployed to the Ukrainian border, the Ukrainian army to the border with the Russian Federation. In this situation, the United States sent armed naval ships to the Black Sea, and only at the last moment abandoned the military presence at the Russian borders.
According to the analyst, the White House’s plans changed after Biden’s call to Putin.
“Perhaps Biden asked if Putin was planning an invasion of Ukraine. Apparently, Putin told him not,”
– the author believes. After the leaders’ conversation, the Pentagon deployed its warships, and Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu ordered the troops to return to their deployment sites after the exercises. The intensity of passions around Ukraine seems to have stopped, the author of the French media article concludes.
The conversation between Putin and Biden took place at the initiative of Washington on April 13. The head of the White House proposed to arrange a bilateral summit on neutral territory. According to reports from the Kremlin, preliminary agreements on this meeting have already been reached.
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