Biden warns Putin in talks to expect sanctions if he invades Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin takes part in a ceremony via a video link in Sochi
Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks with Mayor of Moscow Sergei Sobyanin and other participants via a video link during a ceremony opening new stations of the Moscow metro in Sochi, Russia December 7, 2021. Sputnik/Mikhail Metzel/Pool via REUTERS

By Andrea Shalal, Steve Holland and Andrew Osborn

WASHINGTON/MOSCOW – U.S. President Joe Biden told Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday the West is concerned Russia will invade Ukraine and warned of “strong economic and other measures” as punishment should Moscow start a military conflict, the White House said.