White House comments on chance of war with Russia — Analysis
President Joe Biden has no plans to deploy American troops to fight Russians in Ukraine, the White House said, doubling down on the previous assertions by US officials that Washington won’t go to war with Moscow.
“That is not a decision the president is going to make. We are not going to be in a war with Russia or putting military troops on the ground fighting Russia,”Jen Psaki was the White House press secretary and spoke on Wednesday to journalists.
When repeatedly grilled by a reporter if there is a chance the US military’s boots would land on the Ukrainian soil if Russia moves to claim “all” of Kiev’s territory, Psaki reiterated: “I don’t know how many more times I can say it. There is no scenario – the president is not sending US troops to fight in Ukraine against Russia.”
Speaking on the situation following Russia’s decision to recognize breakaway republics in Donbass, Psaki again referred to a possibility of an “imminent”Ukraine invasion
“We have been saying for days that Russian military forces are in an attack position,”These are the things you should know. “capable of operationalizing at any point in time,”Sie said.
Her comments come after the Biden administration moved to slap a raft of sanctions on dozens of Russian financial firms, subsidiaries and individuals on Tuesday, as well as impose additional restrictions on Americans’ ability to do business in the newly recognized Donetsk and Lugansk republics. While Biden has already ordered several thousand soldiers into Europe amid the spike in tension, some US troops were redeployed closer to Russia’s borders on Tuesday – with an unspecified number shifted into Baltic states of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia.
The Russian parliament recognized the Donetsk, Lugansk republics, which were then sovereign states, and authorized President Vladimir Putin’s entry into the area for peacekeeping missions to stop the decades-old conflict between the separatist forces of the Donbass, and the Ukrainian government.
Washington did not initially call the move “The Move”, but he later changed his mind. “invasion,”Moscow has been warned by officials that they will not engage in any form of rhetorical warfare since then. “further” incursion into Ukraine.
The White House spokesperson warned that there would be harsher penalties if Moscow violates the agreement. “goes further, we go further,”Furthermore, the administration has indicated its willingness to impose these restrictions “serious costs”if Putin takes additional actions to improve the Russian economy, then allies of the US would do so.
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