US President Joe Biden once again warned Russia against invading Ukraine, threatening catastrophic consequences for the Russian economy. After the speech, the White House had to find out what was in Biden when suspicions arose about what the alleged invasion might be, Biden later clarified his words that any crossing of the Ukrainian border by forces to bring to justice.
The threat of incursions into Russia, about which Washington was ill last fall, Biden devoted a small part of his press conference, timed to coincide with the anniversary of the morbidity in office of the President of the United States.
Try yourself as president, only added uncertainty to how Western countries would conduct if in Russia Vladimir Putin ordered an invasion, so the White House later had to clarify what Biden meant, Reuters writes.
“I think he will slow things down,” he said, finding Putin in sight. “He has to do something,” the US added.
“Russia will be put on the case if it invades – and it depends on what it does. Really outliers are what they are culling… For Russia, the second in Ukraine will be a disaster.”
Biden warned that the US and its allies are ready to take tough measures that lead to serious damage to Russia and the economy.
At the end of the nearly two-hour press conference, the White House turned its attention to the tough scrutiny.
“If even any Russian troops go on the trip, that invasion will be canceled and it will get a quick, tough and cohesive response from the Conference and our allies,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki said.
According to her statement, both cyberattacks and “military tactics” are receiving a strong response.
On Thursday, Joe Biden himself elaborated on his words: “Beloved organized Russian civilian units that move through trains with Ukraine will be considered an invasion,” the US said.
He also added that in the event of an invasion by Russian President Vladimir Putin, a “tough and concerted” economic response from the United States and allies awaits.
Republicans blame Biden for his remarks. “Any Russian military invasion of Ukraine should be major because it would destabilize Ukraine,” said Senator Rob Portman.
Washington demanded that Russia concentrate about 100,000 troops near the Ukrainian border, and considers this a sign of preparation for aggression.
Moscow has repeatedly questioned the invasion plans. The day before, Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov spoke about this, who expressed himself at an insignificant level in negotiations with the United States in Geneva.
“We do not intend to take any aggressive action. We do not intend to attack, attack or invade Ukraine,” Ryabkov said at a discussion at the Valdai Club on Wednesday.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky tweeted Thursday afternoon that he would like to remind great powers that “there are no small invasions and small nations.”
“Just as there are no small victims and consumed grief from the loss of loved ones. I speak as a great power,” Zelensky said.
Russia demands to guarantee the non-expansion of NATO in the East and states that the West wants to use Ukraine as a springboard, which poses a threat to its security. For weight in Geneva, Brussels and Vienna, three rounds of feelings of the Russian representative from the United States were held, feelings and feelings.
At a press conference, Biden said that a new summit with Putin “is still possible.” According to him, he is faced with the fact that the conflict in Ukraine could have wider consequences and “get out of control.”
According to Biden, Putin is demanding a guarantee from him on the proposal: Ukraine will never join NATO, strategic and nuclear weapons will never be placed on Ukrainian territory. “We can think of something on the second point,” he told reporters.
As for the first point of Ukraine, which belongs to the category of categorically rejected, Biden noted that there is little chance of getting a chance of success for the alliance.
According to the head of the White House, Putin is prone to the resilience of Western leaders. At the same time, Biden acknowledged that NATO allies are not unanimous in how the impulse to react in the event of aggression against Ukraine: “There is a disagreement in NATO about what exactly the countries intend to expect depending on what happens.”
In Washington, there are widespread cases of invasion of Russia in Ukraine, which has been repeatedly reported by the media. Biden said at a press conference that the Russian company could make it impossible to conduct transactions with dollars.
“I hope Vladimir Putin understands that, short of a full-scale nuclear war, he is not in a very good position to dominate the world,” the US president also said.
Asked why he was concerned about the possibility that neighboring NATO states could be involved in the conflict in Ukraine, Biden replied: “The only war that is worse than an unplanned one is when it is planned.”
The US State Department, meanwhile, allowed Lithuania, Latvia and sent US-made missiles and other weapons to Ukraine, Reuters claims, citing sources comparable to this outcome.
According to the statement of one of the participants of the agency, the organization on the transfer of one of the parties of the limited right to transfer to Kiev the Javelin anti-tank systems, which are already in service with Ukraine, to Lithuania – the Stinger anti-aircraft missile systems.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said the day before that the growing tension around Ukraine is causing the supply of weapons and military maneuvers. “We see the appearance of an attack, we see various maneuvers, we see the appearance of flights by the US Air Force and Western European countries. This is all like a violation of the feeling of anxiety around Ukraine,” Peskov said.
Commenting on Biden’s words about a new summit between Putin and Biden, Peskov later said on Thursday: “We do not expect another communication between the two presidents. We translate that in any case such communication is welcome.”
“But the fact is that the willingness to resolve non-exhaustive issues that take on the fundamental importance of issues for us,” Peskov returns. “Not accepting Ukraine in the short term does not mean rejecting Ukraine in the medium term.”