Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba has stated that now it's time to make Russia pull back from Ukraine.
"This summit demonstrated that America is back, and now it's time to make Russia pull back from Ukraine," Kuleba said in an interview with Reuters, commenting on Biden–Putin meeting.
He assured that the talks between the two leaders did not cause concern in Ukraine.
"President Putin saw... no invitation to bargain from the United States on the Ukrainian matter. And this is a matter of principle because we agreed with the United States that no deals on Ukraine will be made without Ukraine, and America kept its promise," Kuleba stressed.
The minister said Ukraine was stepping up its verbal pressure on NATO because it remains "in a security vacuum" even as it battles the Russian-backed separatists in its east.
"We are not members of any security alliance... So yes, we are a nation desperately seeking security. And this prompts us to be active, to be pushy, if I may," Kuleba added.
The Ukrainian minister also noted that Moscow had no power of veto over Ukraine's accession to NATO.