Joe Biden Warns President Of Ukraine Zelensky That Russia May Invade Ukraine Next Month



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The US president Mr. Joe Biden has warned- there would be a “distinct possibility” of Russia attacking Ukraine next month.

Russia, on the other hand, said that there is less probability they can see in resolving the issues as the USA reject the main demands of Russia.

The deploying of Russian troops in the past few weeks on the Ukraine border increases the threat of invasion by the Russian military. However, Russia denied the speculations about any attack.

In a telephone conversation, US president Joe Biden said to the Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky, “There is a distinct possibility that the Russians could invade Ukraine in February, Emily Horne, the White House National Security Council spokesperson, confirmed.

A White House statement said that during the talk between two leaders Biden, “reaffirmed the readiness of the United States along with its allies and partners to respond decisively if Russia further invades Ukraine”.

The statement also added that they have “discussed recent diplomatic efforts on de-escalation and agreed on joint actions for the future”.

Axios, citing an unnamed resource, depicted that the two disagreed about how imminent the threat was. However, military experts say that Russia is looking for a Ukrainian ground to freeze so they can create their base to move in machinery and equipment.

Another important call is going to take place on Friday between Russian President Vladimir Putin and French President Emmanuel Macron.

If Russia invades Ukraine, it will not be for the first time. Russia invaded Ukraine’s Southern Crimea Peninsula in 2014. It backs also a large area of the Eastern Donbas, where more than 14000 people have died in the fight.

On Thursday, the USA threatened Russia to halt the opening of the main pipeline that would send the gas from Russia to Western Europe if Russia decides to invade Ukraine. Even, the European Union said that it would invade the Russian economy if they invade Ukraine.

The 1225 Km long Gas pipeline took five years at an expense of 11 billion USD. The energy project is designed to increase Russia’s gas exports to Germany by 100%.

Dmitry Peskov the Kremlin Spokesperson said that the response from the US left “little ground for optimism”; however, there always are prospects for continuing dialogue, it’s in the interests of both us and the Americans”.

Although the proposals are not going to be made public, the US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said that the document had made the intention clear, including the sovereignty of Ukraine and its right to want to be a part of the alliances like NATO.

The foreign Minister of Russia Sergei Lavrov said that the official response does not address the country’s main concern about the expansion of the alliance.