Another territory conflict is slowly igniting, with the Ukraine territory on the verge of an invasion. It’s up to the conflicting countries’ leaders to settle all these confusion for the safety of their subordinates.
President Joe Biden of the United States believes that fellow Russian President Vladimir Putin will “move in” on Ukraine, but does not wish for a “full-blown war.”
“My guess is he will move in, he has to do something,” says Biden when thrown a question about a possible threat of a Russian takeover in a news conference. However, he noted his warning that the Russian commander-in-chief would pay “serious and dear price” for “testing” the West.
Moscow says it does not intend to attack nor invade. But it had built up its forces. It is calculated to have approximately 100,000 troops near Ukraine’s borders.
After a few reporters asked Biden at the news conference if the US would permit a minor incursion into Ukraine after his comments, White House dignitaries released a statement shedding light on the position of the US.
“If any Russian military forces move across the Ukrainian border, that’s a renewed invasion, and it will be met with a swift, severe, and united response from the United States and our Allies,” says Jen Psaki, White House press secretary, in a statement released Wednesday evening.
Russia has issued a full pledged demand to Western governments. Ukraine joining Nato should be out of question and the military activities of the defensive alliance should be bound in only a few member states including Poland, to mention a few of their demands.
Last week, negotiations between the West and Russia haven’t succeeded in making a development, with a few of Moscow’s demands declined as ineffective.
In 2014, the Crimean Peninsula of Ukraine was annexed by Russia following a pro-Russian government in Ukraine being ousted. The said government backed pro-Russian rebels who dominated parts of eastern Ukraine in a savage warfare with government forces.
The war has taken over 13,000 lives and caused over two million individuals to evacuate from their homes. Fears have escalated that with the Russian military blatantly interfering, this conflict might spark again.
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