The Biden administration has stated that the United States is ready to do whatever it takes to ensure the sovereignty of Ukraine if Russia were to make another move.
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney has stated this in response to a CBS reporter Major Garrett question on what the US would do if Russia invades more parts of Ukraine.
“Well, I think it’s important to remember what we have said up until this point. There is a clear path that the Russians have available to them that would de-escalate the situation and bring their forces that are currently massing along the Ukrainian border back to their barracks. They’ll also return the troops of Ukraine who are being held prisoner, including pilot Nadiya Savchenko, release OSCE monitors who they have detained illegally and provide for safe passage out of Donetsk for the OSCE monitors who remain. So there is a way out here which we hope President Putin will take.” – JAY CARNEY, WHITE HOUSE PRESS SECRETARY
Putin Blames West for Growing Tension
Russia’s Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has accused Western Nations of worsening the situation in Eastern Europe, citing their decisions to enact sanctions on Russia. Putin added that if the West is interested in easing tensions between them and Russia, they should lift “the destructive sanction regime.”
Putin comments on the US-Russian Relations Amidst Ukraine Crisis
In a press conference, Russia’s Premier Vladimir Putin also commented on the US-Russia relations amidst the growing tension in Eastern Europe.
Putin has said that Russia knows what the people are currently ruling the United States. As such, Russian authorities have been working to adjust their foreign policy as a response.
The US Calls on Russia to Find a Way Out of the Current Crisis
The United States has called on Russia to solve the current crisis in Eastern Europe by finding a way out. White House Press Secretary Jay Carney has stated this as President Biden is scheduled to meet with his National Security Council team right now regarding the situation.
Do you think the Biden administration will intercept and ease tensions?