The phone conversation took place a day before the planned video conversation between Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin.

The head of the American Foreign Ministry, Antony Blinken, had a telephone conversation with the President of Ukraine, Vladimir Zelensky.

According to the Department of State, the parties agreed on the need to “restore Ukraine’s sovereignty over its internationally recognized borders, including over Crimea.”

In his Twitter account, the Ukrainian leader wrote that “positions were agreed with Secretary Blinken before the conversation between Presidents Biden and Putin.” Vladimir Zelensky also thanked the United States for its continued support of Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.

Kyiv accused Moscow of massing troops on the borders, which, according to Ukraine, indicates preparations for a possible large-scale military invasion. In Russia, these statements are called lies.