Biden speaks with Zelensky as US warns of war — RT Russia & Former Soviet Union
President Biden told his Ukrainian counterpart that the US will respond “decisively” to potential “Russian aggression”
Talks between US President Joe Biden, Ukraine President Volodymyr Zlensky lasted just over an hour. Biden assured that the US would return their call “swiftly and decisively”Any Russian military action. Biden, however, hasn’t forgotten his pledge to not send US troops to Ukraine.
A White House readingout of the conversation shows that it was successful “President Biden reaffirmed the commitment of the United States to Ukraine’s sovereignty territorial integrity,” and “made clear that the United States would respond swiftly and decisively, together with its Allies and partners, to any further Russian aggression against Ukraine.”
The call signals no change in the US’ posture, which is that in the event of military action by Russia, economic sanctions, and not military intervention, will be Washington’s weapon of choice.
The White House claimed that Zelensky and Biden had reached an agreement. “the importance of continuing to pursue diplomacy,” neither Biden nor any of his top officials have signaled that they are open to compromise with Russia, which views the prospect of Ukraine joining NATO – as the US insists it must be allowed do – as an existential security threat.
Biden and Zelensky last spoke late January. Zelensky thanked Biden then for American arms shipments. However, Zelensky reportedly asked Washington to stop. “more cautious in its messaging surrounding a potential Russian attack.”
Zelensky called the US and demanded proof that they were proving that Russia has plans to invade Ukraine. Washington still believes Russia can launch an attack on Ukraine, but Zelensky has demanded that US officials provide evidence. “major military action”Ukraine “any day now,”Zelensky claims that “everything is under control,”That there is no sign of imminent conflict.
Since several weeks the US has claimed that there was a Russian invasion. “false flag”Provocation could be just around the corner without concrete evidence other than references to classified intelligence reports. However, both Ukraine and Russia – the actual belligerents in any potential conflict – have dismissed the US claims as either hyperbole or outright ‘fake news’.
Maria Zakharova (Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson) accused the US on Saturday “mocking common sense and the Ukrainian people, while implementing another global provocative campaign.”
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