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Biden and Putin decide for Ukraine, boycott of the Chinese Olympics


1. On Tuesday, December 7, a videoconference was held between the presidents of the United States and Russia. It lasted two hours. J. Biden and V. Putin discussed issues of interstate dialogue and the situation in Ukraine.

2. Immediately after the Biden-Putin summit, the US President discussed the outcome of the conversation with his main allies. According to the White House, he spoke with French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Two more days later, J. Biden called V. Zelensky.

3. On December 9 and 10, US President Joe Biden held a virtual Summit for Democracy. Leaders of more than 100 countries were invited to take part in the event, the first of its kind in history. Russia and China were not among them.

4. The Biden administration will not send diplomatic representatives or other officials to the 2022 Olympics and Paralympics. But the US team and athletes will have full support.

5. On Thursday, December 9, the United States imposed sanctions against the head of the KSU Alexander Tupitsky, his wife Olga, as well as the deputy head of the Yanukovych administration, Andrey Portnov. The restrictions include a ban on entry and blocking of financial assets in US banks.


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