Following a phone chat between US President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin, the prognosis appears bleak.
The White House issued a statement following Saturday’s call between the two global leaders, warning of massive human suffering if Russia invades Ukraine.
“President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. talked today with Russian President Vladimir Putin about Russia’s expanding military buildup on Ukraine’s borders.”
President Biden made it clear that if Russia launches another invasion of Ukraine, the US, along with our allies and partners, will respond firmly and impose fast and severe repercussions on Russia,” the statement stated.
“President Biden warned that another Russian invasion of Ukraine would cause enormous human misery and weaken Russia’s position.”
“President Biden made it plain to President Putin that, although the United States is committed to diplomacy in full collaboration with our allies and partners, we are equally prepared for alternative eventualities,” the statement stated.
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The appeal occurred a day after the US ordered American people to leave Ukraine immediately, an alarming hint that the US feels an invasion is impending and that it will not send soldiers in to save them if they stay.
“American citizens should go immediately,” Trump stated in an interview with NBC News anchor Lester Holt, which will air on Super Bowl Sunday.
The interview occurred soon after the State Department issued a similar warning.
“Due to the ongoing danger of Russian military action, the Department of State permitted the voluntary departure of US direct hire workers (USDH) and ordered the evacuation of eligible family members (EFM) from Embassy Kyiv on January 23, 2022.”
“U.S. citizens should not travel to Ukraine, and those who are there should leave immediately utilizing commercial or other privately accessible transportation alternatives,” the State Department said.