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US President Joe Biden predicted on Wednesday that Russian President Vladimir Putin will make a military move into Ukraine but said a full-scale invasion would trigger a massive response that would be costly for Russia and its economy.

US President Joe Biden predicted on Wednesday that Russian President Vladimir Putin will make a military move into Ukraine but said a full-scale invasion would trigger a massive response that would be costly for Russia and its economy.

US President Joe Biden predicted on Wednesday that Russian President Vladimir Putin will make a military move into Ukraine but said a full-scale invasion would trigger a massive response that would be costly for Russia and its economy.

Biden indicated that the US and Western response could be calibrated depending on what Russia does amid American concerns that an assault into Ukraine could be launched in days or weeks.“Russia will be held accountable if it invades – and it depends on what it does. It’s one thing if it’s a minor incursion and we end up having to fight about what to do and what to not do, et cetera,” Biden said.

“But if they actually do what they’re capable of doing … it is going to be a disaster for Russia if they further invade Ukraine,” Biden added.Biden and his team have prepared a broad set of sanctions and other economic penalties to impose on Russia in the event of an invasion.

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“My guess is he will move in,” Biden told a news conference.18 January 2022 - 21:15 Susan Heavey US secretary of state Antony Blinken speaks in the briefing room of the state department in Washington, the US.Jan 19, 2022, 05:12 PM facebook email Russian President Vladimir Putin..

” He has to do something.” Biden indicated that the US and Western response could be calibrated depending on what Russia does amid American concerns that an assault into Ukraine could be launched in days or weeks. US secretary of state Antony Blinken will meet Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy and foreign minister Dmytro Kuleba on Wednesday, the US state department said on Tuesday. “Russia will be held accountable if it invades – and it depends on what it does. The US and Ukraine have repeatedly warned that Russia appeared to be preparing to invade. It’s one thing if it’s a minor incursion and we end up having to fight about what to do and what to not do, et cetera,” Biden said. Blinken will “discuss recent diplomatic engagements with Russia and joint efforts to deter further Russian aggression against Ukraine, including allies’ and partners’ readiness to impose massive consequences and severe economic costs on Russia,” it said. “But if they actually do what they’re capable of doing … it is going to be a disaster for Russia if they further invade Ukraine,” Biden added. The choice of route is notable given that Germany declined to send arms to Ukraine in December.

Biden and his team have prepared a broad set of sanctions and other economic penalties to impose on Russia in the event of an invasion. Russia, which invaded Ukraine in 2014, has denied any plans for a fresh attack but has made several demands and said it could take unspecified military action unless the West agrees to them.co. Russia has massed tens of thousands of troops on Ukraine’s border and has demanded that NATO provide guarantees that it will end its eastward expansion. This entry was posted on 20 Jan 2022,12:23AM at 12:23 AM and is filed under . Ahead of his trip, Blinken spoke with Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov on Tuesday and urged de-escalation, the department said in a separate statement.