President of Ukraine, Vladimir Zelensky, you don’t like the statement you make Joe Biden this Wednesday“It’s one thing, it’s a small invasion, and we’ll eventually discuss what to do and what not to do,” the US president said in his news conference, referring to the scale of a possible Russian attack on Ukraine . Zelenskiy responded on Twitter on Thursday, saying, “No small intrusion.”
In the words of the President of the United States, Some wonder how the U.S. will respond against Russia’s attack on Ukraine. The White House reassured any doubts by issuing a statement shortly after the president’s appearance, clarifying that any military action against Ukraine would have consequences.
The United States therefore sent a clear message: Regardless of the size of the raid. If Ukraine’s borders are breached, his and his allies’ response will be “stern and firm.”
“I want to remind great powers that there are no minor invasions or small nations. Just like no minor casualties and mourning for the loss of a loved one. I say this as the president of a great power,” Zelensky says On Thursday, it was a clear response to Biden’s remarks that required official clarification.
Aside from Biden’s inaccurate remark, the U.S. president was outspoken about Russia and warned that if Putin ends up attacking Ukraine, “he will pay for it.” “In my conversation with Putin, I made it clear to him. If he ends up occupying Ukraine, How many years will it take and how many years will it exist? One, two, three, ten years? This will impose a very high economic cost on them. It’s going to cost a lot of lives,” Biden said.
“Demotion” and “Conversation”
U.S. Secretary of State, Anthony Blinken, argued from Berlin on Thursday that huge tensions between Russia and the West were “de-escalated” in the face of a possible Russian offensive against Ukraine. Like Biden on Wednesday, he insisted that an attack on that country would have a “tremendous” cost.
Blinken also stressed that “dialogue, not aggression” is the right way out of the current diplomatic crisis. “We can’t be sure of the path Moscow will take, but we can show what negative or positive consequences would be in one scenario or another,” Blinken argued.
He re-emphasized the importance of preventing Russia from “using energy” for extortion and mentioned the role of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, which is controlled by Russian giant Gazprom, in putting pressure on Moscow.
“It’s an important fact that the gas is still not flowing, which is why it can be used as a lever,” said Blinken, who also met with German Chancellor Olaf Schultz on Thursday.
Blinken is due to meet Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Geneva on Friday in a meeting seen as key to gauge the severity of the crisis at its peak of tension.