U.S.US President Joe Biden said Tuesday that Russia’s attack on Ukraine was “highly possible” but that “we must give diplomacy every opportunity.”
He said the withdrawal of Russian troops from the Ukrainian border, which was mentioned by Moscow on Tuesday, would be “favorable” but “we have not checked at this stage”, but confirmed that these troops are now “overestimated”. 150,000 “, was in a” threatening state “.
Joe Biden also pointed out that sanctions are “ready” if Russia attacks Ukraine. The US president added that these “powerful” measures would “especially put pressure on their largest and most important financial institutions and key industries” and reaffirmed that the controversial Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline between Russia and Germany would never come to fruition. Action will be taken in the event of a Russian attack.
He said he was “ready to respond” to any “asymmetric attack” against the United States or its NATO allies, including cyber attacks.
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