“He said that our two great powers are still competitors, but they must do everything to maintain stability, maintain security throughout the world.

He also stressed that it is necessary to do everything possible to avoid the worst scenario in the context of the current situation around Ukraine," said Yury Ushakov, aide to the President of Russia.

Earlier, the Kremlin called a balanced and businesslike conversation between Putin and Biden.

The conversation between the two presidents lasted a little over an hour.

As reported, Biden discussed with Putin the escalation of tension on the border between Russia and Ukraine.

On February 12, Putin also had a telephone conversation with French President Emmanuel Macron.

The French leader announced the unwillingness of the West to push Kiev to implement the Minsk agreements.