Russian President Vladimir Putin said he does not understand why U.S. President Joe Biden “knowingly gave false information on the invasion of Ukraine,” the Kremlin said.
Putin spoke to reporters Saturday about the more than hour-long telephone call between him and Biden.
Yury Ushakov, Russia’s presidential adviser on foreign policy issues, said the meeting was “balanced” and “business-oriented.”
Ushakov said the meeting took place under an atmosphere of unprecedented hysteria that Russia will launch an attack on Ukraine.
He claimed those allegations were made in a “coordinated” way.
He also noted that Biden said he favors a diplomatic path.