The organization hopes that the dialogue will lead to a reduction in tensions between the two states.

The UN welcomes the dialogue that took place on Tuesday between Russian President Vladimir Putin and White House host Joe Biden and hopes that it will lead to a reduction in tensions between the two states. This was stated at a briefing on Wednesday by the representative of the Secretary-General of the World Organization, Stephane Dujarric.

“We welcome the dialogue that we observed yesterday between Russia and the United States. If it spreads to other NATO countries, we will also welcome it,” Dujarric said, expressing hope that such contacts “will lead to a de-escalation of tension.”

Putin and Biden held talks via video link on December 7, the conversation lasted two hours. The prevailing topic was the situation around Ukraine. The leaders also discussed bilateral relations, cybersecurity, and the Iran nuclear deal.

Recently, there have been allegations in Western countries and in Kyiv about a possible Russian invasion of Ukraine. The press secretary of the President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Peskov called such information an empty and groundless escalation of tension, stressing that Russia does not pose a threat to anyone. At the same time, he did not rule out the possibility of provocations to justify such statements and warned that attempts to solve the crisis in Donbas by force would have the most serious consequences.