Biden talks sanctions, Putin warns of rupture over Ukraine

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) – President Joe Biden has warned Russia’s Vladimir Putin that the U.S. could impose new sanctions against Russia if it takes further military action against Ukraine.

Putin has responded that such a U.S. move could lead to a complete rupture of ties between the nations.

The two leaders spoke frankly for nearly an hour amid growing alarm over Russia’s troop buildup near Ukraine.

Putin’s foreign affairs adviser says further U.S. sanctions “would be a colossal mistake that would entail grave consequences.”