Russian President Vladimir Putin will hold a telephone conversation with US President Biden on Saturday at 7 p.m. Moscow time (11 a.m. ET), Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov told CNN on Friday.
According to Peskov, a telephone conversation between Putin and French President Emmanuel Macron is also planned on Saturday.
A person familiar with the matter told CNN earlier that Biden and Putin would speak tomorrow.
The White House confirmed CNN's reporting that the leaders will speak tomorrow, but an official says the Kremlin proposed holding a call on Monday. The White House, offering a bit of unusual detail, says they counter-offered a call for tomorrow.
"President Biden and President Putin of Russia will be speaking on Saturday morning. Russia proposed a call Monday. The White House counter-proposed Saturday, and they accepted," a White House official says.
At a White House press briefing today, national security adviser Jake Sullivan said the two men would speak by phone, but didn't say when.
Biden last spoke to Putin at the end of December. Prior to that, on Dec. 7, they had negotiations via videoconference. The first face-to-face meeting between Putin and Biden as leaders of state took place in Geneva in June 2021.
Biden is spending the weekend at the Camp David presidential retreat.
CNN's Darya Tarasova and Sharon Braithwaite contributed reporting to this post.