Biden talks to Russian officials amid nuclear tensions

The Wall Street Journal reported that Ukraine has talks with officials to reduce the outbreak of war or escalation in nuclear conflict

The newspaper cited US and allied officials as saying that it had confidential talks with President Joe Biden on national security.

This has not yet been publicly disclosed.

The White House declined to comment on the report

The Wall Street Journal said officials did not yet provide any dates or numbers for the calls

Some high-level contacts between US and Russian officials have been made public in recent months

Washington has insisted that any talks on ending the war in Ukraine must take place between Moscow and Kyiv.

Russia can plan such an attack and use it as an excuse to escalate the conflict