Russia Invades Ukraine: What Would Joe Biden Do If Putin Does the Unthinkable? While tensions with Russia are sky-high, US President Joe Biden held a virtual conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin to discuss the situation in Ukraine.
The call between the two leaders came after several weeks of tension in eastern Europe, where Russia has amassed close to 100,000 troops on the border with Ukraine, threatening an invasion.
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The two men spoke over a secure video feed and discussed the recent events around Ukraine.
“President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. held a secure video call today with President Vladimir Putin of Russia to discuss a range of issues on the U.S.-Russia agenda. President Biden voiced the deep concerns of the United States and our European Allies about Russia’s escalation of forces surrounding Ukraine and made clear that the U.S. and our Allies would respond with strong economic and other measures in the event of military escalation,” a White House press release stated.
The White House wants to make clear that any unilateral offensive action on the part of Moscow would result in a high price tag. However, what that price tag might be and to what extent the U.S. is prepared to go to defend Ukrainian territorial sovereignty are unknown. Economic sanctions against Russia are almost a given if Moscow invades, but U.S. military support to Ukr …