Biden and Putin have agreed in principle to a summit over Ukraine, the office of French President Emmanuel Macron said, provided Russia does not invade its neighbor.
The announcement - released after a volley of phone calls between Macron and leaders on both sides of the Atlantic - comes after a week of heightened tensions.
Ministry announced that Russia would extend military drills in Belarus that were due to end on Sunday.
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Satellite images appeared to show new deployments of Russian armor and troops close to Ukraine. This has created more tension.
U.S.-based satellite imagery company Maxar reported multiple new deployments of Russian military units in forests, farms, and industrial areas as little as 15 km
Nerves were further frayed after the Belarusian defence ministry announced that Russia would extend military drills in Belarus that were due to end on Sunday.
Maxar also said "Until recently, most of the deployments had been seen primarily positioned at or near existing military garrisons and training areas,"