On Sunday, President Biden spoke with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and vowed that the US and its allies would “respond decisively” if Russia invades Ukraine.
Since about November, the US has been claiming Russia is plotting to invade Ukraine. Moscow denies the accusation, and at this point, it’s clear that Russia has no intention of invading as Russian President Vladimir Putin has been pushing for talks with the US and NATO.
The call with Zelensky came a few days after Biden spoke with Putin. A day after talking with Putin, Biden said he warned the Russian leader of “severe sanctions” and that the US could expand its military presence in Europe if Russia moves into Ukraine.
The US has been threatening that it could hit Russia with sanctions aimed at isolating Russia from the global financial system. According to a Kremlin official, Putin warned Biden during the call that if the US implements such sanctions, it will result in the “total severance” of US-Russia relations.
The US and Russia are set to hold security talks on January 10th. Russia has submitted a series of security proposals to the US that are expected to be discussed. Russia is seeking guarantees from the US that NATO won’t expand further eastward and absorb Ukraine.
Moscow also wants agreements on the deployment of US and NATO military deployments in the Black Sea and other sensitive areas near Russia. Since the US supported a coup in Ukraine in 2014, the US and NATO have significantly stepped up military activity in the region, and Russia is fed up.
6 thoughts on “Biden Tells Ukraine the US Will ‘Respond Decisively’ If Russia Invades”
Just remember that those three Eastern Oblasts seceded and hold the same status as Taiwan in relation to Ukraine! We often forget that when the US led and funded Coup went down, the first words from the Coup leaders was that “We are going to get rid of the Sub human Russian speaking scum from Western Ukraine” that by the way is a thing called Genocide and surprise Threats of Genocide against a countries inhabitants is the ONLY reason that allows another country to invade without UN Security Council authorization, other than their own self defense.
Should Z take the hint and move on those 3 Oblasts. And they in turn appeal to Putin for help. Should he respond, putting forces into the area on land or in the sky, as far as the Empire is concerned, since it doesn’t recognize the independence of the Donbas, this will qualify as a “Russian invasion of Ukraine.”
I believe Putin or Lavrov have stated something to this effect.
Zelensky is in way over his head is being pushed into all this as he knows full well attacking Donbass again without NATO support could very well end with tanks in Kiev and his downfall.
Of course, attacking Donbass WITH NATO support would have the same outcome.
Yes, it seems clear Biden won’t confront Russian forces. Rather the threat is closing Russia’s SWIFT window, which, along with Nordstrom 2, is tops on Sullivan & co.’s wish list. So, is Z’s otherwise comical bluster being scripted in Washington? …the team led by renowned “Maidan” veteran director & dialogue-ist Victoria Nuland?
You mean War Criminal Victoria Nuland!
China does not recognise Taiwan as an independent state and the UN does not recognise it either as an independent state if Ukraine moves on the Oblasts then China by definition. Just remember that Ukraine has made a number of laws that are considered if enacted against Russian Speakers constitute the crime of Genocide and the second that Russia brings that up in the Security Council which it has not yet, it can by UN Articles enter the Donbass as a peace keeping force to stop Genocide and some how I doubt whether the US will risk such actions after that is established… NO veto stops their ability to act either! If Russian Territory is either attacked or invaded, Russia will use Nuclear weapons at its disposal if they deem it necessary, and be clear Russian law was changed after Georgia attacked the Russians in North Ossettia in 2008, Russia’s limited response there was to stop the attack, and the attack on South Ossettia which they had a Russian UN Security Council Peace Keeping force protecting it. Would Russia win NO but be clear the US would suffer Continental damage on a Major scale. If the US attacked Russia the Chinese would immediately attack Taiwan just to stop the Straits of Malacca from being closed and have an open sea option for the Chinese coast. The Chinese are also more capable at a sustained war and also capable of letting 300 nukes go in a matter of minutes the majority aimed at US targets, Just be clear I live within 3 miles of such a target although I am not in the US, I get to die immediately without the ability to gloat!
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