On Sunday, Secretary of State Anthony Blinken warned of a “quick” and “tough” united retaliation from US and European allies if a “unique additional Russian force” entered Ukraine.
When asked by CNN’s State of the Union presenter Dana Bash about the potential Russian occupation and whether it would lead to sanctions, Blinken stressed that any incursion into Moscow would be met with strong retaliation. “If an additional Russian force invades Ukraine aggressively, as I said, it will provoke a quick, harsh and united response from us and Europe,” he said.
The warning comes amid growing concerns that Moscow is planning to invade Ukraine. Russia has amassed 100,000 troops near the Ukrainian border.
President Biden warned last Wednesday that Russia’s attack on Ukraine could lead to a “catastrophe.” “Russian President Vladimir Putin has the” choice “regarding the next steps in the conflict,” he said.
“At this point, Dana, Vladimir Putin’s choice and paths are clear: diplomacy, dialogue, the desire to see if we can create a collective defense that is good for all, but we are ready,” he said. ..