Posts Tagged ‘Potential War’
“At Any Point Russia Could Launch an Attack on Ukraine” Says White House Press Secretary.
The Biden administration continues to regard tensions between Russia and Ukraine as “an extremely dangerous situation,” according to White House press secretary Jen Psaki. This comes after three rounds of high-level meetings last week between the US, Russia, and a number of European countries, which were intended to de-escalate the situation and find a diplomatic solution. In recent weeks, Russia has gathered over 100,000 troops along its border with Ukraine and in Russian-annexed Crimea. Russia has announced joint military exercises with Belarus, a neighboring country that shares a border with Ukraine. “We’re now at a stage where at any point Russia could launch an attack on Ukraine,” Psaki stated on Jan. 18. On Tuesday, Secretary of State Antony Blinken talked with his Russian colleague, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, and the two agreed to meet later this week in Geneva, Switzerland.…Read More
Biden to Confront Russia & Ukraine Tensions Via Video Conference Tomorrow.
Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin are to conduct a video conference tomorrow as tensions between the two nations grow over Russia’s military expansion on the Ukrainian border. “The leaders will discuss a range of topics in the U.S.-Russia relationship, including strategic stability, cyber, and regional issues,” Jen Psaki Biden will “underscore U.S. concerns with Russian military activities on the border with Ukraine and reaffirm the United States’ support for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine,” Psaki stated. Russia has deployed more than 90,000 combat troops along Ukraine’s border but has publicly denied any contentious plans toward Ukraine. Russia said it is simply responding to what it has been characterized as provocative actions by Ukraine and NATO countries. U.S. officials and former American diplomats say while the Russian president seems to be laying the groundwork for a potential invasion, Ukraine’s…Read More