The United States says “there is no option on the table” if the country led by Putin decides to attack a neighboring country
The White House said this Tuesday, the 18th, that Russia In a position to launch an attack against Ukraine He warned that the current situation was “extremely dangerous”. US government spokeswoman Jen Psaki said at her daily press conference that in this scenario, “there is no option off the table” for her country if Russia decides to invade Ukrainian territory. Psaki confirmed that the US government has information indicating that Russia is preparing to evacuate the families from its embassy in Ukraine and has been doing so since late December. US Secretary of State, Anthony Blinken, arrived in Europe on Tuesday, where he will visit Kiev and Berlin on a trip that ends Friday in Geneva with a meeting with his Russian counterpart, Sergey Lavrov, to reduce tension and continue down the diplomatic path.
Psaki stressed that Russian President Vladimir Putin’s decision is to solve this crisis with diplomacy or “bear serious economic consequences.” In this regard, the spokeswoman stressed that the US government is still considering whether to keep the Nord Stream 2 pipeline certification process pending, as Germany did, because it is an “important piece” to use against Russia at this time. Despite the US government’s insistence on diplomatic channels with Russia, Pentagon spokesman John Kirby told several media on Tuesday that the US continues to monitor a strong Russian military presence on the country’s eastern and northern borders. “There is no indication that the Russians are ready for a (military) de-escalation,” Kirby commented. The Pentagon spokesperson also echoed the White House’s warning that there would be economic consequences for Moscow if it intervened in Ukraine, adding that Washington would be prepared to respond “in a positive way” to any NATO request for capabilities, support and resources. A hypothetical Russian invasion has occurred.
*With information from EFE
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