Biden issues new warning to Russia over invading Ukraine

1/21/2022 2:23:00 AM

President Biden said that any Russian troop movements across Ukraine’s border would constitute an invasion. From the Associated Press.

President Biden said that any Russian troop movements across Ukraine’s border would constitute an invasion. From the Associated Press.

U.S. President Joe Biden said Thursday that any Russian troop movements across Ukraine’s border would constitute an invasion, saying that Moscow would “pay a heavy price” for such an action.

On Wednesday, Biden said he thinks Moscow will invade and warned Putin that his country would pay a “dear price” in lives lost and a possible cutoff from the global banking system if it does.Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy was among those expressing concern about Biden’s “minor incursion” remark.

“If any Russian military forces move across the Ukrainian border and commit new acts of aggression against Ukraine, that will be met with a swift, severe, united response from the United States and our allies and partners,” Blinken told a news conference with his German counterpart.

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His stark warning to Russian President Vladimir Putin came in remarks from the White House and was another effort to clear up any confusion about the position of the U.Joe Biden 46th and current president of the United States WASHINGTON — Ukraine's president appeared to rebuke President Joe Biden Thursday after Biden suggested that a "minor incursion" by Russia into Ukraine would not merit a strong international response.formed in 2008 to conduct the NBA’s business throughout China and develop NBA-themed entertainment centers.3:30 Biden highlights wins, struggles and top priorities after 1 year in office In his first formal news conference of 2022, President Biden addressed his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, the economy, his legislative agenda and whether Russia will invade Ukraine.

S. and its NATO allies after Biden was heavily criticized Wednesday for saying a “minor incursion” by Russia would elicit a lesser response. "Just as there are no minor casualties and little grief from the loss of loved ones. “I’ve been absolutely clear with President Putin. Zhang said , "We hope to grow it into a landmark project in the sports industry. He has no misunderstanding: Any, any assembled Russian units move across the Ukrainian border, that is an invasion,” Biden said." Zelenskyy's comment was a remarkable retort from a close U. “Let there be no doubt at all if Putin makes this choice, Russia will pay a heavy price. But -- and it will be met with severe and coordinated economic response that I've discussed in detail with our allies, as well as laid out very clearly for President Putin," he told reporters.

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” “It’s one thing if it’s a minor incursion and then we end up having a fight about what to do and not do, et cetera,” he said. Biden said Thursday that “Russia has a long history of using measures other than overt military action to carry out aggression -- paramilitary tactics, so-called gray zone attacks and actions by Russian soldiers not wearing Russian uniforms. The White House sought to clarify Biden's remarks after his nearly two-hour news conference. A timeline shows that Liu Cigui was the governor in 2015 and according to The Diplomat, Cigui was considered to be a "Xi loyalist.” Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy was among those expressing concern about Biden’s “minor incursion” remark. “We want to remind the great powers that there are no minor incursions and small nations. Follow Matthew Brown online. Just as there are no minor casualties and little grief from the loss of loved ones,” he tweeted. "But if they actually do what they're capable of doing with the force they've massed on the border, it is going to be a disaster for Russia if they further invade Ukraine.

Earlier, Blinken warned in Berlin that there would be a “swift, severe” response from the United States and its allies if Russia sent any military forces into Ukraine. “If any Russian military forces move across the Ukrainian border and commit new acts of aggression against Ukraine, that will be met with a swift, severe, united response from the United States and our allies and partners,” Blinken told a news conference with his German counterpart. Later, Blinken accused Russia of threatening the foundations of world order with its buildup of an estimated 100,000 troops near Ukraine. He said Russia must face a concerted and severe global response if it invades. His speech came in Berlin, the city that symbolized the Cold War split between East and West, as Blinken prepares to meet Friday in Geneva with Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in a high-stakes bid to ease tensions that appears likely to fail. Wednesday evening, shortly after his news conference, White House press secretary issued a statement attempting to clarify Biden's suggestion the NATO alliance might be divided, saying, in part,"If any Russian military forces move across the Ukrainian border, that's a renewed invasion, and it will be met with a swift, severe, and united response from the United States and our Allies.

“These are difficult issues we are facing, and resolving them won’t happen quickly,” Blinken said. “I certainly don’t expect we’ll solve them in Geneva tomorrow.” He said Russia’s actions toward Ukraine are an attempt to subvert international norms and just the latest in a string of Moscow’s violations of numerous treaties, agreements and other commitments it has made to respect the sovereignty and territory of other countries. “To allow Russia to violate those principles with impunity would drag us all back to a much more dangerous and unstable time, when this continent -– and this city -– were split in two, separated by no-man’s-lands patrolled by soldiers, with the threat of all-out war hanging heavily over everyone’s lives,” Blinken told an audience at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences. “It would also send a message to others around the world that these principles are expendable. 20, 2022.

” “We will not treat the principles of sovereignty or territorial integrity as negotiable,” he said, adding that the situation is “bigger than a conflict between two countries, and it’s bigger than a clash between Russia and NATO. It’s a crisis with global consequences. And it requires global attention and action.” The speech came after Blinken and top diplomats from Britain, France and Germany met in Berlin to project a united front over concerns that Russia  may be planning to invade Ukraine . A day earlier, he met Ukraine’s president in Kyiv. Portman.

Blinken took pains Thursday to stress the U.S. and its partners were united, noting that American diplomats have held more than 100 meetings with allies in recent weeks “to ensure that we are speaking and acting together with one voice when it comes to Russia.” “That unity gives us strength, a strength I might add that Russia does not and cannot match,” he said. “It’s why we build voluntary alliances and partnerships in the first place.

It’s also why Russia recklessly seeks to divide us.” Russia denies it is planning an invasion and, in turn,  accused the West of plotting “provocations” in Ukraine , citing the delivery of weapons to the country by British military transports in recent days. Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova alleged Ukrainian and Western talk of an imminent Russian attack was a “cover for staging large-scale provocations of their own, including those of military character.” Russia wants binding security guarantees, including a permanent prohibition on Ukrainian membership in NATO, to which Kyiv aspires, and the removal of most of the U.S.

and allied military presence in eastern Europe. The U.S. and its European partners say they are willing to consider certain less-dramatic gestures but that the Russian demands are out of the question and that Putin knows they are nonstarters. That, Blinken said, is proof of Putin’s ulterior motive.

“So far, our good-faith gestures have been rebuffed -– because, in truth, this crisis is not primarily about weapons or military bases,” he said. “It’s about the sovereignty and self-determination of Ukraine and other post-Soviet states. And at its core, it’s about Russia’s rejection of a post-Cold War Europe that is whole and free.” Russia on Thursday announced sweeping naval maneuvers through February, some apparently in the Black Sea, involving over 140 warships and more than 60 aircraft. Separately, Spain’s defense minister said the country was sending two warships to the Black Sea with NATO approval.

Amid concerns that Putin may not be moved by threats of sanctions and that an invasion will not draw as strong an international response as the U.S. believes is warranted, Blinken made a direct appeal to the Russian people to oppose any intervention. “You deserve to live with security and dignity, like all people everywhere, and no one -– not Ukraine, not the United States, not the countries of NATO -– is seeking to jeopardize that. But what really risks your security is a pointless war with your neighbors in Ukraine, with all the costs that come with it -– most of all, for the young people who will risk or even give their lives to it,” he said.

The U.S. and its NATO allies face a difficult task on Ukraine. Biden has said he is not planning to send combat troops in the case of a further Russian invasion. But he could pursue less-dramatic yet still risky military options, including supporting a post-invasion Ukrainian resistance.

The rationale for not directly joining a Russia-Ukraine war is simple. The U.S. has no treaty obligation to Ukraine, and war with Russia would be an enormous gamble. But doing too little has risks, too.

___ Associated Press writers Vladimir Isachenkov in Moscow and Vanessa Gera in Warsaw, Poland, contributed. Latest Nation & World .