GOP Senators Roger Wicker, Jim Inhofe pitch nuclear threat, arming Ukraine against Russia

Republican Senators Roger Wicker and Jim Inhofe spoke Tuesday in support of sanctioning Russia and sending significant additional military support to Ukraine.

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Republican Senators Roger Wicker and Jim Inhofe spoke Tuesday in support of sanctioning Russia and sending significant additional military support to Ukraine .

Republican Senators Roger Wicker and Jim Inhofe spoke Tuesday in support of sanctioning Russia and sending significant additional military support to Ukraine .

are encouraging Biden to mobilize additional military assistance to Ukraine and warn Russia, including threats as severe as nuclear weapons.The two presidents reportedly discussed the situation at the border, as Biden warned Putin of potential measures, both military and economic, that the U.S. is prepared to take if Russia continues with the perceived hostile actions toward Ukraine, or actually invades the country.

Wicker, of Mississippi,speaking to Fox News' Neil Cavutohours after the call, said he feels Biden should be prepared for any outcome, and would not rule out the U.S. taking more aggressive steps to warn Russia."I'll tell you this, Neil," Wicker said."I would not rule out military action. I think we start making a mistake when we take options off the table. So I would hope the president keeps that option on the table."

Wicker later specified military action could mean anything from an increased number of uniformed troops on the ground in Ukraine to even the possibility of threatening nuclear action as a potential deterrent.Inhofe, of Oklahoma, advocated for sanctions against Russia for the actions it has already committed, as well as providing more military support to the Ukrainian army than what was provided in 2014 when Russia occupied Crimea, which Inhofe said happened because of what the U.S. didn't do,

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in a press release."This should include anti-air, anti-tank and counter-artillery weapons, as well as cyber capabilities, information operations, and more intelligence sharing with our allies and partners so they can contribute as well," the statement said."President Biden is about three months too late on sending this aid, and we cannot afford to wait any longer."

U.S. President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin held a two-hour video call Tuesday over Russia's gathering of troops along its border with Ukraine, and economic and military steps that the U.S. and NATO allies are prepared to take against Russia if it continues. Above, Biden and Putin meet during the U.S.-Russia summit at Villa La Grange on June 16, 2021, in Geneva, Switzerland.

Peter Klaunzer/Keystone via Getty Images"I will look you in the eye and tell you, as President Biden looked Putin in the eye and told him today, that things we did not do in 2014, we are prepared to do now," national security adviserJake Sullivan

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told reporters Tuesday following the call.Sullivan said he believes Russia is still undecided on whether it will launch a military offensive against Ukraine, which U.S. intelligence suggests could take place in the next several months,according to CNN

.While the White House and America's European allies hope the situation can be resolved without violence, and everyone's strategic and political concerns are sufficiently addressed, Sullivan told reporters Biden made it clear to Putin that the U.S. is prepared to act against Russia.

"He reiterated America's support for Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity. He told President Putin directly that if Russia further invades Ukraine, the United States and our European allies would respond with strong economic measures," Sullivan said."We would provide additional defensive material to the Ukrainians above and beyond that which we are already providing, and we would fortify our

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NATOallies on the eastern flank with additional capabilities in response to such an escalation."White House National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan calls on reporters while taking questions about President Joe Biden's conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House Tuesday. Biden said the United States is prepared with economic penalties if Russia further invades Ukraine.

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Biden wants to prevent Russia-Ukraine conflict, but experts say time is running outThere are widespread concerns about Russia n military activity on the border with Ukraine and its increasingly aggressive rhetoric. horrible Chinas building a military base in the Atlantic, we just went through a pandemic, and Germanys restricting an entire group of people from going outside. On boy sounds like a World War is rampin up Who are these so called experts and what is their track record ?

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Biden to confront Putin about amassing troops on Ukraine's borderPresident Biden will speak with the Russia president Tuesday. Russia n troops amassing on its border with Ukraine have spurred fears of military conflict.

Biden to warn Putin of economic consequences of Ukraine invasion, says officialU.S. President Joe Biden will warn Russia n President Vladimir Putin of severe economic consequences should Russia go ahead with an invasion of Ukraine , a senior U.S. administration official said on Monday. He looks like a Ned. Except that Russia is economically insulated from the US at this point... And no, Europe would not stop trading with Russia, LOL. What is there left to sanction?

US, Russia leaders set for crucial call over UkraineBiden and Putin will hold a high-stakes video conference call that Biden will use to try to dissuade Moscow from invading Ukraine