25 September 2022,   09:39
Ukraine President invites Joe Biden to visit Kyiv in coming days

Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelensky on Sunday invited US President Joe Biden to visit Kyiv to show Washington’s support in the face of a feared Russian invasion, writes ndtv.com.

“I am convinced that your visit to Kyiv in the coming days... would be a powerful signal and help stabilise the situation”, - the presidency quoted Zelensky as telling Biden in a phone call earlier.

Washington made no mention of an invitation in its readout of the 50-minute call.

The White House said “Biden reaffirmed the commitment of the United States to Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity”.

“The two leaders agreed on the importance of continuing to pursue diplomacy and deterrence in response to Russia’s military build-up on Ukraine’s borders”, - the White House said.

Zelensky’s office said the two leaders had discussed potential economic sanctions against Russia should it invade its western neighbour, having surrounded it with more than 100,000 troops in the past weeks.