New Delhi: US President Joe Biden has said that Russia will pay a heavy price if Russian military units cross the border with Ukraine, which will be considered an “aggression”. On Thursday, the Treasury Department announced sanctions on individuals affecting activities as directed by the Russian government.
“This action is part of our long-running efforts to counter Russia’s network of influence efforts and expose its dangerous, threatening and ongoing campaign to destabilize Ukraine,” White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said. Was.”
Responding to a question, he said, “These people are at the center of Russia’s destabilization campaign in Ukraine and we stand united with the Ukrainian government.” Saki stressed that the US was not waiting to take action to counter Russia.
Biden later told reporters, “I’m very clear with President Putin. If any assembled Russian units cross the Ukrainian border, it’s an invasion and will be met with a serious and coordinated economic response, which will be met with a serious, coordinated economic response.” But I have discussed it with our allies in detail and very clearly laid out for President Putin.”
“There should be no doubt that if Putin makes this election, Russia will pay a heavy price,” the US president warned.
Biden emphasized being prepared for cyber attacks, “grey-zone” attacks and actions by Russian soldiers not wearing their uniforms. He alleged that Russia has a long history of using measures other than direct military action to invade.
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said the Biden administration is making decisions based on the president and his foreign policy team’s decades of experience and consultation with their allies.
Saki said, “The attackers are Russia and Putin. They are building up military troops and also propagating misinformation in Ukraine. That’s what we need to focus our attention on and make sure we tell the public about their actions.” Educating about.”
first published:Jan. 21, 2022, 8:39 a.m.