During a Saturday call with the Russian President Vladimir Putin, the United States President Joe Biden told him that Russian aggression of Ukraine would lead to swift and severe costs for Moscow. It will also bring a widespread humanitarian crisis, and Western officials raised their concerns that the Russian military surrounding Ukraine appears poised to go into action at any time.
President Biden spoke with President Vladimir Putin today to make clear that if Russia further invades Ukraine, the U.S. and our allies will impose swift and severe costs on Russia. President Biden urged President Putin to engage in de-escalation and diplomacy instead. pic.twitter.com/HqK0b65kFm
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) February 12, 2022
According to the White House, the call went for around one hour, and the U.S. president told his Russian counterpart if Russia invades Ukraine, the United States and its allies would respond aggressively. President Biden said that his country is ready to continue a diplomatic solution to resolve the conflict. However, he stressed that he and his ally countries are also equally prepared for other scenarios.
Yuri Ushakov, the foreign policy advisor of Russia, told reporters that during the call, the U.S. president laid out plans to oversee the security demands of Moscow, which the Russian president said he would review. Further, Ushakov added that Biden didn’t address Russian initiatives’ key and central elements. Before the Presidents Putin and Biden call, Emmanuel Macron, the President of France, told Putin on a phone call that open dialogs were not compatible with the intensifying tensions.
The U.S. Urged all Americans to Evacuate Ukraine Immediately
Russia deployed around one hundred thirty thousand troops along the Ukrainian border, with the American officials warned that Moscow may attack after showing a fake Ukrainian invasion. On Friday, Jake Sullivan, the National Security Adviser of the United States, urged all American nationals to leave Ukraine instantly. He warned that Russian forces were ready to initiate military aggression anytime, any day.
In a telephone call, Biden told Russian President Putin that a Russian attack on Ukraine would result severe and rapid costs for Russia. In 1 hour-long call, the U.S. president told his Russian counterpart if Moscow invades Ukraine, America and its allies would respond decisively pic.twitter.com/EqN9l25Kv2
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In addition, the U.S. State Department ordered many of the embassy personnel to evacuate the American embassy in Kyiv on Saturday. Likewise, the Pentagon said that it would withdraw one hundred and sixty military trainers out of Ukraine, following the British decision to pull out around one hundred and thirty training troops. On the other hand, Putin insisted the NATO alliance not allow Ukraine to join it. But the United States and other NATO members rejected that Russian demand.
Antony Blinken, the U.S. Secretary of State, spoke with Sergey Lavrov, the Russian Foreign Minister, on 12th February and reiterated a diplomatic solution to resolve the conflict. Simultaneously, he warned that if Russia attacks Ukraine, it will result in a united, huge, and resolute Transatlantic response.