US president-elect Joe Biden held telephone talks with President Emmanuel Macron of France and British prime minister Boris Johnson. During the talks, the issues of the Donbas war were also discussed.

As CBS News reports, in the conversation with the French president Biden stressed readiness to work together on global security issues, Africa’s development, hostilities in Ukraine, Syria and Iran’s nuclear program. He also expressed interest in reviving bilateral and transatlantic ties, in particular via NATO and the European Union.

In the conversation with Boris Johnson, the US president-elect discussed the issues of strengthening democracy and “working together on the problems in the Western Balkans and Ukraine.” He also spoke about working with the UK, NATO and the EU on common transatlantic priorities and reaffirmed his support for the Belfast Agreement in Northern Ireland.

It is reported that Biden has already had telephone conversations with the leaders of France, Germany, Ireland and the United Kingdom after receiving congratulations from them on winning the election.

The day before, Ukrainian media reported that domestic law enforcement had closed the case against Joe Biden, initiated at the request of former General Prosecutor Viktor Shokin. The relevant National Police’s decision is dated 23 September this year.

To recap, Democrat Joe Biden promised to work on providing lethal arms to Ukraine after his inauguration as US president. Such an initiative is contained in Biden’s congratulatory statement on the occasion of the 29th anniversary of Ukraine’s independence, published on the page of his election campaign. He also spoke about the desire to make Ukraine a priority of international politics.

Bohdan Marusyak

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