“Greetings, Mr. President!” Mr. Putin said at the start of the call, according to a brief video of the opening moments.

President Biden is speaking with President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia in a high-stakes diplomatic effort on Tuesday morning to de-escalate a crisis over Ukraine as tens of thousands of Russian troops amass along the Ukrainian border, raising fears of an invasion, The New York Times reports.

The White House has said that Mr. Biden would “reaffirm the United States’ support for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine.” The two began their conversation via video-link at 10:07 a.m., according to the White House.

“Greetings, Mr. President!” Mr. Putin said at the start of the call, according to a brief video of the opening moments.

“Good to see you again,” Mr. Biden responded warmly, after what appeared to be a brief connection glitch. “Unfortunately last time we didn’t get to see one another at the G20. I am hoping next time we meet we do it in person.”

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