On Tuesday, Joe Biden, the President of America, warned of “severe and massive” consequences for Vladimir Putin, the President of Russia, including personal sanctions against Mr. Putin himself, if the Russian President mobilizes approximately 0.127M military personnel who stand prepared to position along the border with Ukraine.
President Biden said he’s made it apparent on to the Russian leader that if he were to move into the former Soviet Republic, there’d be enormous consequences, including substantial economic sanctions as well as he’d committed to strengthening their presence, presence of NATO, on the eastern front, Romania and Poland. The U.S. leader added if he were to approach with all those troops, it would be the “largest invasion” since the Second World War; it would change the world.
Moreover, Biden stressed that none of the 8500 American military personnel placed on ‘heightened alert’ this week would be moved into the Ukrainian region, and they’d be stationed as part of a NATO (North Atlantic Alliance) operation, not an only the U.S. operation. But he didn’t express when he might decide to direct those forces into the theater.
History has taught us that aggression must be challenged and bullies must be confronted.
Any Russian attack on Ukraine must be met with a full package of sanctions, unprecedented in their depth and severity. pic.twitter.com/6FCMyGBWMA
— David Lammy (@DavidLammy) January 25, 2022
Russian Troops Grew Consistently, Not Dramatically
Joe Biden said he’s talked to all of NATO allies and partners virtually, and they’re all in agreement. But, he added that they’ve got to make it apparent that there is no reason for anyone, any NATO member, to be concerned whether or not, the US, NATO would come to their defense.
The U.S. leader made the remarks during a surprise visit to a newly opened gift-store near the United States Capitol that sells handmade crafts – Honey Made – that he’d no sign of what Mr. Putin’s next move would be. The stop was part of a comprehensive effort to high spot growth in the number of small businesses created during the coronavirus pandemic.
On Jan. 25, in response to a query from the news outlet, John Kirby, the Pentagon spokesman, said that Russian troops have grown ‘consistently but not dramatically.’ Kirby said they’d seen a consistent buildup of fight power by Moscow on the western side of their country across the borders with Belarus and Ukraine.
Earlier in the day, Washington cautioned Moscow that it would experience faster and far more severe economic costs if it invaded its neighbor than it did when Russia annexed Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula in 2014. A national security official told media in D.C. that they’re ready to impose sanctions with enormous consequences that weren’t considered in 2014. In addition, speaking anonymously, the security official said that America is also ready to implement novel export controls to hobble the economy of Russia.