President Joe Biden said on Wednesday that the U.S. will not send troops to Ukraine even if Russia invades the nation, but will instead support NATO in any actions to defend Ukraine. Biden is playing a dangerous game as Russian troops have been mobilizing on the border between Russia and Ukraine.
Biden shared the comments on the same day as a video call with Russian president Vladimir Putin on Wednesday.
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When asked if he ruled out sending troops to Ukraine, Biden answered, “The idea the United States is going to unilaterally use force to confront Russia invading Ukraine is not in the cards right now.”
National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan shared comments as well on Wednesday regarding Biden’s call with Putin.
President Biden told Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday that “things we did not do in 2014, we are prepared to do now” if Russia escalates in Ukraine, national security adviser Jake Sullivan told reportershttps://t.co/b5qbjMcqgg
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“I will look you in the eye and tell you, as President Biden looked President Putin in the eye and told him today, that things we did not do in 2014 we are prepared to do now,” Sullivan said.
The situation does not look good for Ukraine. With 175,000 Russian troops along its border, the U.S. plans to do nothing more than make a call and send words of support.