President Biden wrapped a two-hour video call with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday during which the U.S. president was expected to warn Moscow against invading Ukraine.
Biden held the call with Putin as a Russian troop buildup on the border with Ukraine has exacerbated fears about a potential Russian military invasion of its neighbor.
Biden and Putin connected over a secure video call just after 10 a.m. Tuesday morning, according to the White House, and the call concluded at 12:08 p.m.
The White House kept the meeting closed to reporters, but the Kremlin was quick to release photos and video of the meeting between the two leaders.
“Hello,” Biden said after Putin greeted him, according to a brief clip of the start of the meeting. “Good to see you again.”
Biden administration officials said the president would warn Putin of harsh economic consequences if Russia were to invade Ukraine.
The White House has not provided a readout of the call but said that Jake Sullivan, Biden’s national security adviser, would discuss the call with reporters at an afternoon press briefing.