President Biden informed Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Sunday that if Russia invades the so-called Donbas area in southern Ukraine again, the US and its allies would “act strongly.”
President Biden will Support Ukraine
The leaders are expressing support for diplomatic efforts, according to White House press secretary Jen Psaki who added that President Biden made clear that the United States and its allies and partners would react firmly if Russia continues to attack Ukraine.
Moreover, Psaki mentioned that the bilateral Strategic Stability Dialogue between the US and Russia, as well as conversations via the NATO-Russia Council and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. Biden’s support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity was again reaffirmed by Psaki.
Biden spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin via video conference on Dec. 7 and phone on Dec. 31 to de-escalate tensions between Russia and Ukraine. Biden has warned Russia’s Vladimir Putin that if the country takes further military action against Ukraine, the US would retaliate with fresh sanctions, while President Putin has responded towards the move by the US saying that it may cause a full break in relations between the two countries
Russia Over Ukraine
Russia has been seeking security assurances from the US and NATO, including a formal commitment that NATO would not expand farther east and that Ukraine will not be allowed to join the military alliance. However, Biden has said that the United States would not make any compromises on NATO or Ukraine’s future.
Moreover, after a New Year’s Eve meal in Wilmington, Delaware, the President remarked that he told President Putin that if he takes any additional measures, including entering Ukraine the US would impose heavy penalties. We will strengthen our presence in Europe alongside our NATO friends, but it will come at a high cost