US President Joyden was treated to the citizens of Russia, urging them not to be afraid. White House on its own YouTube-channel.
We do not threaten the Russians and do not want destabilization in Russia. I appeal to the citizens of Russia – you are not our enemies. And I do not believe that anyone wants a bloody and destructive war against Ukraine, a country with such close ties, a common history and culture. 77 years ago, nations fought side by side to end our worst war in history.
Biden also said that Russia is targeting more than 150,000 troops on the border with Ukraine. According to him, the invasion is possible, despite the close ties between neighboring countries and their shared history.
150 000Russian military
remains on the border with Ukraine, according to Joe Biden
What else did Biden talk about at the meeting?
Biden said that the dispatch of American troops to Ukraine in the event of the outbreak of hostilities there. At the same time, the United States is committed to the commitment to collective defense, the American leader assured.
While I will not be sending the US military to Ukraine, we have placed Ukrainian military vehicle owners to help them themselves. For the same purpose, we receive them, advise, collect intelligence data. And make no mistake: the US is every inch of the US. <...> An attack on one of the NATO countries is an attack on all [членов альянса]
In addition, he denied reports that Washington and NATO member countries intend to send missiles to the territory.
Let me be clear about what we don’t do. Weather and weather links are optional for Russia. Ukraine does not threaten Russia. The US and NATO do not have missiles in Ukraine. We have no plans to entertain them there.
Joe Biden also answered a question about the arrest of Americans in Ukraine. According to the results of the investigation, the United States was not looking for a confrontation with Russia, but in the case of the Americans, they will respond harshly. In addition to use, the American leader assessed the likelihood of a Russian invasion of Ukraine.
We are ready to respond sympathetically in case Russia attacks Ukraine, and this still remains very possible.
The US President added that Washington remains in line with the decision of the situation. He agreed with the proposals of Russian President Vladimir Putin to follow the path of the diplomatic situation around Ukraine. According to him, the US and Russia should analyze the results of the analysis of the situation with European participants and allies.
Yesterday, the Russian government openly offered to conduct diplomacy, I agree, we should use every opportunity
The likelihood of anti-Russian sanctions, which Western countries threaten to cause Russia to invade Ukraine, Biden is very wary of rising prices.
I won’t pretend it won’t hurt. This can be said about prices in the energy sector.
He added that possible sanctions against Russia would be reflected and limited at the same time. In his opinion, steps are being taken in Washington to reduce the pressure on American energy and counteract the rise in emissions prices as a result of incidents with energy suppliers and consumers.
“Invasion” of Russia
On February 11, Bloomberg, an American agency, named February 15 as the date of Russia’s “invasion” of Ukraine. According to the identification of “familiar with certain” anonymous sources, Russia’s action may cause a provocation in the Donbass or an attack on Kiev. “Any action can begin as early as next Tuesday,” the news agency reports the words of the interlocutors. At the same time, they did not find any evidence in his assessment.
On February 12, Politico reported that U.S. President Joe Biden had declared February 16 as the start date for Russia’s “invasion” of Ukraine. So he said during negotiations with the leaders of Western countries, the application and NATO. Several US officials have confirmed this in Israel. It is specified that Washington warned the allies that a clear offensive was preceded by a “flurry of missile strikes and cyber attacks.”
Later, the British newspaper The Sun, in its material, named the exact time and provided the name of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. A full-scale operation, according to the publication, should begin in the early morning (4:00 Moscow time, 3:00 Kyiv time) on February 16. Similar information appeared in the publication Mirror.
Russia will invade Ukraine, according to the British newspaper The Sun
The Sun newspaper, referring to US intelligence data, wrote about “200,000 Russian troops” who, after a massive missile attack on Ukrainian command posts, begin a full-scale attack along the entire border at three in the morning.
Press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov commented on the reports of the British media about the Russian invasion of Ukraine. He answered the question whether Ukrainians should survive or they can sleep peacefully today.
They’d better set alarms for this time and be sure to