Report

rss

Iraq News

Kurdistan

Economy

World

All News

Biden: Ukraine invasion would bring decisive response

Category: World

Date: 2022-02-13T19:56:05+0000
Biden: Ukraine invasion would bring decisive response

Shafaq News / U.S. President Joe Biden told Russia's Vladimir Putin on Saturday that the West would respond decisively to any invasion of Ukraine, adding such a step would produce widespread suffering and isolate Moscow.

In the latest effort to manage growing hostility, the two men spoke by phone for an hour a day after Washington and its allies warned that the Russian military, which has 100,000 troops massed near Ukraine, could invade at any moment. Moscow has dismissed those warnings as "hysteria."

Neither side said there had been any breakthroughs. A senior Biden administration official said the call was professional and substantive, but that there was no fundamental change.

The Kremlin said Putin told Biden Washington has failed to take Russia's main concerns into account, and it had received no "substantial answer" on key elements including NATO's expansion and the deployment of offensive forces to Ukraine.

The senior Biden administration official said it was unclear whether Putin was committed to diplomacy even as he agreed to stay in touch with Biden.

The call took place as Israel, Portugal and Belgium joined the list of countries that have urged their citizens to leave Ukraine immediately.

The U.S. State Department ordered most of its embassy staff to leave Ukraine. The Pentagon said it was withdrawing about 150 military trainers.

Source: Reuters

related

Russia vetoes U.N. Security action on Ukraine as China abstains

Date: 2022-02-26 05:42:05
Russia vetoes U.N. Security action on Ukraine as China abstains

Russia says parts of a Ukraine compromise deal are close

Date: 2022-03-16 11:01:08
Russia says parts of a Ukraine compromise deal are close

Biden meets refugees, call Putin a ‘butcher’; Kremlin says remark further hurts ties

Date: 2022-03-26 19:39:03
Biden meets refugees, call Putin a ‘butcher’; Kremlin says remark further hurts ties

Turkey to implement pact limiting Russian warships to Black Sea

Date: 2022-03-01 09:21:44
Turkey to implement pact limiting Russian warships to Black Sea

Russia recognises Ukraine separatist regions as independent states

Date: 2022-02-22 05:41:20
Russia recognises Ukraine separatist regions as independent states

Russia may be contemplating a chemical-weapons attack, Blinken says

Date: 2022-03-17 19:26:15
Russia may be contemplating a chemical-weapons attack, Blinken says

Seven Russian Generals Killed In Ukraine War So Far, Say Western Officials

Date: 2022-03-27 06:22:28
Seven Russian Generals Killed In Ukraine War So Far, Say Western Officials

Iran's supreme leader criticizes U.S. over Ukraine crisis

Date: 2022-03-01 09:55:51
Iran's supreme leader criticizes U.S. over Ukraine crisis