Tensions along Ukraine’s border with Russia topped the agenda when leaders of the two countries met in a video call on Tuesday.
During the conversation I did It is clear to Putin that if the Russian invasion becomes a reality, the United States and its allies will respond with economic sanctions against Russia.
“We are investigating how we would support our NATO allies if Russia invaded Ukraine,” Biden’s national security adviser, Jake Sullivan, told a news conference after the meeting.
The United States is ready to take measures that we could not implement when Russia entered Ukraine in 2014.
Sullivan also said that the United States I don’t think Putin has decided to invade Ukraine yet. Currently, there are about 100,000 Russian soldiers and a large number of vehicles and weapons near the border, and evaluators in Ukraine said that it is estimated that the number of soldiers will rise to 175,000 in a few weeks.
President Putin responded to US accusations that Russia is threatening to invade by accusing the US and NATO of trying to occupy Ukrainian territory and that NATO is building a large military arsenal near the Russian border. The Kremlin writes In summarizing the meeting of the two presidents.
Putin also wants a guarantee from NATO to halt its eastward expansion and a guarantee that Ukraine will never join the defense alliance.
President Biden will discuss the security situation with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Thursday.