Biden announced “comprehensive initiatives” to defend Ukraine from Russia

Biden noted that in a few days he plans to have a telephone conversation with Putin.The United States always emphasizes unwavering devotion to the sovereignty of Ukraine / Photo: REUTERSThe United States always emphasizes unwavering devotion to the sovereignty of Ukraine / Photo: REUTERS

US President Joe Biden announced the development of “comprehensive measures” designed to prevent a full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine.

He announced this on Friday, December 3, at a briefing broadcast by the White House .

The American head was asked how the Biden administration would react to the current situation on the Russian-Ukrainian border.

“I am in constant contact with our allies in Europe, with the Ukrainians. Now I am compiling what I believe will be the most comprehensive and meaningful set of initiatives aimed at making it very difficult for Putin what he, as people are afraid that they can do it. But this is being worked out now, “the President of the United States replied.

Biden noted that in a few days he plans to have a telephone conversation with Putin.

When asked by journalists to clarify what kind of initiatives Washington was preparing, Biden did not respond, leaving the press.

What preceded

On November 23, the representative of the US State Department, Ned Price, was asked how the United States would act in the event of an offensive by the Russian Federation against Ukraine. To which he assured that Washington was ready for an “unpredictable” course of events, but he could not tell about the action in more detail.

According to The New York Times, the Biden administration still hopes that the crisis on the Ukrainian borderlands will be resolved through diplomatic channels. According to the interlocutors of the publication, the American president’s entourage “persuades” Putin to refrain from a full-scale attack on Ukraine.

The situation on the border of the Russian Federation and Ukraine

On November 11, Bloomberg published an article discussing the risks of a full-scale Russian attack on Ukraine. The agency noted that the circles of American and European diplomats are seriously worried about the current movement of Russian troops towards the Ukrainian border.

Moscow itself denies this , calling the autumn redeployment of troops a “show of force.”

In early November, information began to appear in the Western media with reference to satellite imagery data about the active movement of the Russian military to the border with Ukraine. 

At the same time, the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine denied this information.

This is the second likely wave of aggravation on the Russian-Ukrainian border since March 2021. However, as Bloomberg writes, so far the concentration of Russian troops takes place mainly at night, while in the spring the Kremlin openly threatened an offensive, exerting political pressure on Ukraine, the EU and the United States.

Russian Foreign Minister Dmitry Kuleba said that the threat of a full-scale military invasion of Ukraine by Russia does exist, but Kiev is doing the necessary work to prevent such a scenario from being realized.

(C)UNIAN 2021

3 comments

  1. Many US companies operate in Ukraine. In fact I don’t think that even one of them left after the invasions of 2014. They are there presumably because they still return a nice profit for their directors and/or shareholders.
    In 2020, America imported more oil and refined products from Russia than from Saudi. It’s expected to be even more this year. How about reducing those imports to zero?
    That is of course on top of a comprehensive range of military support measures for Ukraine, one hopes.

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