Sanctions and more weapons: in the US, senators have announced measures to contain the Russian Federation

US President Joe Biden was urged not to make concessions to his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin.The US Senate announced measures to contain the Russian Federation / Photo Flickr / John Brighenti

US senators proposed to US President Joe Biden a strategy to contain the Russian Federation . The proposals contain both diplomatic measures and economic and military ones.

Writes about this The Washington Post.

Democratic Senator Gene Shagin and Republican Senator Rob Portman provided four pieces of advice to Biden:

  • The US should increase the volume of arms supplies to Ukraine and provide anti-aircraft, anti-tank and anti-ship systems, as well as electronic warfare;
  • The US should demand from Russia to withdraw its troops from the Ukrainian border before further negotiations;
  • it is necessary to cooperate with the German government to prevent the launch of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline;
  • The US must develop an international coalition with partners.

READ ALSOPope urged to prevent the spread of “conflict metastases” in UkraineIn turn, Republican Senator Roger Wicker advised not to make concessions to Putin, but to declare that aggression against Ukraine will lead to numerous casualties on the part of the Russian Federation. He also believes that NATO can send military personnel to Ukraine. In addition, the politician pointed to the need to impose sanctions against Russian officials associated with Nord Stream 2 and people close to Putin.

Aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine – recent statements

On December 1, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that he  wanted to receive guarantees from the West that Ukraine would not join  NATO.

US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan said that Joe Biden, during talks with Vladimir Putin on December 7, refused to make concessions on the issue of Ukraine’s NATO membership prospects.

On December 16, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg announced that  NATO would not make concessions to Russia  on the issue of Ukraine’s approach to membership in the Alliance. According to him, Ukraine has the right to protection and, together with NATO, will determine the issue of membership in the Alliance.

On December 17, the Russian Federation proposed to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)  to abandon Ukraine’s admission to NATO  and “from conducting any military activity on the territory of Ukraine.” Russia also offered the United States not to create military bases on the territory of the countries of the former USSR and not to accept these countries into NATO.

On December 23, Stoltenberg said the  Alliance had never promised not to accept new members from eastern Europe.

Russian President Vladimir Putin confirmed that in early 2022, representatives of the Russian Federation and the United States will discuss security issues in Europe in Geneva.

(C)UNIAN 2021


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