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Biden clarifies comments on tensions between Russia and Ukraine

U.S. President Joe Biden sought to dispel confusion over previous proposals that “minor” attacks could lead to less reaction, so Moscow “pays a hefty price” for every move in Ukraine. Said.

Russia will face a “strict and coordinated response” from the United States and its allies in the case of aggression. (Reuters)

US President Joe Biden said the movement of Russian troops across Ukraine’s borders constitutes an aggression, and Moscow “pays a hefty price” for such actions.

Thursday’s statement was the latest US effort to unveil comments that Biden suggested the day before that a “minor invasion” by Russia could lead to a more measured response by the US and its allies.

“I was completely clear with President Putin, he has no misunderstandings. The assembled Russian army unit moves across the Ukrainian border. This is an invasion,” Biden said. ..

He added that the aggression would face “a serious and collaborative economic response, as discussed in detail with its allies, as very clearly shown with President Putin.”

“But if Putin makes this choice, there is no doubt that Russia will pay a lot. There is no doubt.”

His comment came when US Secretary of State Antony Blinken prepared to meet with Foreign Minister Sergeĭ Viklov in a high stakes bid to ease tensions in Geneva on Friday.

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“There is no minor intrusion.”

Biden warned Putin on Wednesday that Moscow would invade, Russia paid a “dear price” for lost lives, and warned that if so, it could be cut off from the global banking system.

But Biden also provokes astonishment among allies, saying that the response to Russia’s aggression “depends on what it does.”

“If it’s a minor intrusion and then we have to argue about what we should do, what we shouldn’t do, etc., that’s one thing,” he said.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky was one of those who expressed concern.

“We want to remind the great powers that there are no small aggressions or small nations, just as there are no minor casualties and little sadness from losing a loved one,” he said. Tweeted.

Russia denied planning an invasion and accused the West of attempting a “provocation” in Ukraine because of the recent delivery of weapons to Ukraine by British military transport aircraft.

The crisis is “about the sovereignty and self-determination of Ukraine and other post-Soviet nations, and at the heart of it is Russia’s refusal that post-Cold War Europe is complete and free,” said Byden.

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