US President Joe Biden commented on the talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Biden said that he was straightforward in his conversation with the head of the Kremlin and did not restrain himself in his expressions . According to the US President, he clearly outlined to Putin that in the event of an invasion of Ukraine, the consequences would be serious.
– During the meeting with Putin, I was very straightforward, no restraints in expressions. Politely, but clearly, I made it clear that if he did invade Ukraine, the consequences would be dire. These will be economic consequences that he has not yet seen.
Joe Biden also said that in the event of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, it would be necessary to strengthen its presence in NATO countries , in including on the eastern flank.
The US President made it clear to Putin that he would provide the Ukrainians with defense capabilities. Regarding sending troops to Ukraine, Biden replied that such an option is not being considered, but it will depend on the decision of the rest of the NATO members.
– An option when the United States would unilaterally send troops to counter Russia in the event of an invasion of Ukraine has not yet been considered.
The talks between Biden and Putin were held in the format of a video conference on Monday, December 7. The presidents of the United States and Russia have scheduled a meeting due to the buildup of Russian troops near the Ukrainian border.
After negotiations in the US Presidential Administration, they said that Biden had assured Putin & # 8212; The United States and its allies will respond with sanctions in the event of an invasion of Ukraine.
US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan said that the United States is ready to apply such sanctions against the Kremlin, which have not been observed since 2014 .
Read about the results of the negotiations between Biden and Putin in the article.