The Ukraine territory is on the verge of an invasion, and it’s up to conflicting countries’ leaders – including President Biden – to settle this confusion for safety’s sake.
United States President Joe Biden believes that Russia President Vladimir Putin will “move in” on Ukraine, but he does not want to see a “full blown war.”
When thrown a question about a possible threat of a Russian takeover in a news conference Biden says, “My guess is he will move in, he has to do something.” However, he warned that the Russian leader would pay a “serious and dear price” for “testing” the West.
Russia’s military buildup has been a huge concern for many months. The Russians say they do not intend on attacking or invading, but around 100,000 troops are there near Ukraine’s borders.
Biden recently commented on the issue of a minor incursion into Ukraine during a news conference, and after several reporter’s questions about it he released a statement from White House officials shedding light to their position.
“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,” says White House press secretary Jen Psaki in a statement released Wednesday night.
The demand that Ukraine should not join NATO is one the West has heard before. But what about its other demands? The Russian government wants all military activity within the defensive alliance bound only in a few states , including Poland, for example. It looks like Russia is making a full pledged demand.
Last week, negotiations between the West and Russia didn’t succeed in making a development. The few demands were declined as ineffective.
The Crimean Peninsula of Ukraine was annexed by Russia in 2014 after a pro-Russian government in Ukraine was removed. The said government supported pro-Russian rebels who controlled parts of eastern Ukraine in a bloodshed with government forces.
The war has taken over 13,000 lives and caused two million people to flee. Fears are high that with the Russian military boldly interfering there could be warfare again soon.