Would Putin Really Invade Ukraine For This?

Is the Biden administration any closer to stopping a crisis in Ukraine?

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1/22/2022 2:04:00 PM

Is the Biden administration any closer to stopping a crisis in Ukraine ?

How the Biden administration’s high-stakes diplomacy to avoid a crisis in Ukraine is going.

AdvertisementAdvertisementThe question is which side’s pressures will have the most politically potent effect most quickly, if they’ll have an effect at all.Meanwhile, what are the issues? Russia has put forth several demands about what it calls “security guarantees,” the most insistent of which seems to be that Ukraine never be allowed to join NATO. Many Russians have long seen Ukraine as vital to their country—historically, culturally, economically, and as a buffer state to encroachments from the West. Putin has gone so far as to say that Ukraine is

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Biden, Putin might meet to resolve standoff over Ukraine, Blinken says“The president always values leader to leader engagement, but we'll determine if that's the appropriate next step,” press sec. Psaki says when asked about the possibility of Pres. Biden meeting with Russia n Pres. Putin to discuss Ukraine - Russia tensions. How did we get here? Oh yeah, this weakling sold us out in Helsinki. Goodbye Ukraine. o7

Biden clarifies comments on Ukraine, says any Russian move across border would be an 'invasion'Pres. Joe Biden sought to clean up his comments on Ukraine made during his marathon news conference Wednesday, making it 'absolutely clear' that any Russia n move into Ukraine would be seen as an 'invasion.'

Biden issues new warning to Russia over invading UkraineU.S. President Joe Biden said Thursday that any Russia n troop movements across Ukraine ’s border would constitute an invasion, saying that Moscow would “pay a heavy price” for such an action. Yea..clean up in isle 4 THANK GOD MABY BIDEN IS THEIR TARGET HOPE AND PRAY

Biden Concedes Covid-19 Frustrations, Sees Path for Stalled Bill, Warns Russia on UkraineIn a wide-ranging news conference, President Biden said he likely would have to break up some of his agenda to get it passed, threatened Russia over Ukraine and acknowledged many Americans’ dissatisfaction with the administration’s response to Covid-19. thought had stimulus's coming last month? I still haven't received one. Because Repubes won't take care of their constituents!!! They keep them in poverty to keep control!!!

Harris vows Russia will pay ‘severe costs’ for Ukraine attack after Biden blunderVice President Kamala Harris insisted that the US was prepared to levy “serious and severe costs” against Russia should Vladimir Putin order an invasion of Ukraine . Doing all the hot air talking you need to go to Texas and help put a stop to all them Mexicans coming in over here go do that. I’m sure Putin is terrified. No kidding she is threatening Russia....

Biden says any Russian movement into Ukraine will be considered invasionU.S. President Joe Biden said on Thursday that he has made clear to Russia n President Vladimir Putin that any Russia n movement into Ukraine would be considered an invasion, after he earlier suggested https://www.reuters.com/world/blinken-arrives-berlin-ukraine-talks-with-european-allies-2022-01-20 allies were split over how to react to any 'minor incursion.' Biden said such an invasion would be met by a 'severe and coordinated response, economic response as discussed in details with our allies as laid out very clearly with president Putin.' He added: 'But there is no doubt, let there be no doubt at all, that if Putin makes this choice, Russia will pay a heavy price.' Maybe you can get the Taliban to help Joe since you guys are buds now..80 billion in equip and 306 mil in cash I'm sure they can help you

, longtime Western but militarily neutral nations on Russia’s northwest flank whose leaders are now thinking about joining in response to Putin’s latest moves.. Advertisement Advertisement The question is which side’s pressures will have the most politically potent effect most quickly, if they’ll have an effect at all. Meanwhile, what are the issues? Russia has put forth several demands about what it calls “security guarantees,” the most insistent of which seems to be that Ukraine never be allowed to join NATO. Many Russians have long seen Ukraine as vital to their country—historically, culturally, economically, and as a buffer state to encroachments from the West. Putin has gone so far as to say that Ukraine is that it is, always has been, and always will be part of Russia. Advertisement Advertisement The fact is, Ukraine is not likely to be let in to NATO for a long time, if ever. Even in the early 1990s, after the collapse of the Soviet Union and the rush of requests from former Warsaw Pact states to join NATO, Ukraine was always viewed as a separate matter. Unlike Poland, the Czech Republic, and Hungary, it had actually been a part of the Soviet Union. It was also understood that pulling Ukraine into a Western military alliance would be highly provocative to Russia. Article 5 of the NATO treaty states that an attack on one member will be treated as an attack on them all, and few NATO members wanted to go to war with Russia in order to keep Ukraine independent. (Even now, Biden and other NATO leaders say they will not send their own troops to defend Ukraine if Russia attacks.) Finally, unlike the Baltic states (which had been a part of the Soviet Union, but were let into NATO anyway), Ukraine didn’t meet the alliance’s standards for membership—a high degree of democratization, low corruption, civilian control of its military, and the ability to integrate with other NATO countries’ militaries. Ukraine has improved in all these areas, but it still falls well short of NATO’s standards. Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement However, Biden and other Western leaders insist that no outside country—least of all a hostile country like Russia—has the right to dictate who can or cannot join their alliance. During the post-Cold War “enlargement” of NATO, its leaders declared as policy that membership would remain open. By demanding that NATO now prohibit any further expansion to the east, Putin is challenging that principle. In their meeting on Friday, Blinken did agree to provide Lavrov with written responses to Russia’s demands—something that the U.S. officials had not done even a few days earlier. Drafting such responses will require much consultation within the Biden administration and with other NATO countries, as well as with Ukraine. This will stretch out the diplomatic process, and keep Putin from pulling the trigger, for weeks. Advertisement At the same time, pressure will need to be placed on Ukraine. Blinken and Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Grushko have both said, in separate public forums, that enforcement of the Minsk Agreements could go a long way to reduce tensions. These agreements—signed by Russia and Ukraine in 2015 but ignored by both sides since—called for a ceasefire of the war between Ukraine and separatist militias in Donbas province, an exchange of prisoners, the disarmament of militias, but also free elections in Donbas, which could have an effect on Ukraine’s policies. Popular in