Biden threatened Moscow with a "high price" for the invasion of Ukraine


US President Joe Biden said that during a telephone conversation with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on December 30, he threatened Moscow with a "high price" for the invasion of Ukraine. The American leader made such an explanation on December 31, when he spoke with media representatives and commented on the negotiations.


We made it clear to President Putin that if he takes any more actions, invades Ukraine, then we will apply severe sanctions. We will increase our presence in Europe together with our NATO allies, and this will be a high price that she (Russia - ed.) Will have to pay

- said Biden, being in Delaware.

Biden stressed that in the course of the above-mentioned conversation with Putin, it was once again agreed to hold three planned events of a diplomatic nature. On January 10, US-Russian talks are to take place in Geneva, Switzerland. On January 12, a meeting of the NATO-Russia Council will take place in Brussels (Belgium). On January 13, negotiations will take place within the OSCE (on January 1, Poland took over the chairmanship in this structure).

The White House host added that both sides expressed their concerns during the conversation. Moreover, Biden "made it clear" to the master of the Kremlin that all the efforts of diplomacy can work only if the Russian Federation begins the process of de-escalation, including on the border with Ukraine.

In turn, the Ukraine considered the negotiations between Putin and Biden a "dangerous call" for Kiev, since the Americans did not hold preliminary consultations with the Ukrainian side. For example, the head of the Center for the Study of Civil Society Problems (Kiev), a Russophobic political scientist Vitaliy Kulik, in his article for the Glavred portal, directly wrote that Americans doubt the reliability of the current Ukrainian government.

Kulik is confident that Biden’s conversation with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, scheduled for January 2, will be tied to the past conversation of the American leader with Putin. Washington will simply confront Kiev with the fact of making or not making certain decisions without taking into account the position of Ukraine. At the same time, Biden will certainly touch upon the topic of strategic stability, which should "strain" Zelensky.

Strategic stability is not only about the non-proliferation of nuclear weapons, it is also about the spheres of influence of Russia and the United States in the Black Sea basin and in the Middle East. And we must be vigilant so that there are no dangers in the different reading of this stability between Kiev and Washington.

- summed up Kulik.
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  1. zenion Offline zenion
    zenion (zinovy) 1 January 2022 18: 42
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    He recalls, speaking of the price, the case in England with the queen, not this one. One day, the ladies of the court complained to the Queen that one of the ministers constantly talks about the price of women in his report. The Queen summoned this minister to her and said - what kind of disgusting are you talking about the price of women? So every woman has a price. How come? How much will you give for me? Approximately 10 lbs. What's so little? Your Majesty, but we can bargain. Maybe this will happen to the Americans that they will pay extra.
  2. Georgievic Offline Georgievic
    Georgievic (Georgievic) 1 January 2022 19: 08
    +1
    Old, do it better with your blacks and Mexicans! Ukraine is very far from you!
  3. Yuri Palaznik Offline Yuri Palaznik
    Yuri Palaznik (Yuri Palaznik) 1 January 2022 22: 15
    +1
    The United States invaded dozens of countries, there was simply no one stronger to apply sanctions against them. The right of the strong, the only thing that has determined politics since ancient times. Nothing changed. And naive Russians believed in a just world. The US is still illegal in Syria. The UN is silent as if it were soaked.
  4. Wooh Offline Wooh
    Wooh (Barmaley) 2 January 2022 07: 47
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    We made it clear to President Putin that if he takes any more actions, invades Ukraine, then we will apply severe sanctions.

    Well, yes, Putin has previously stated that he is not going to invade Ukraine. That is, Putin is not invading, and Biden is claiming that the Russians are scared. If the US imposes new sanctions, then Putin (as stated) severs all relations with the US and can safely invade. hi
  5. Teacher Offline Teacher
    Teacher (Wise) 2 January 2022 10: 14
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    Missiles in Ukraine on the border of the Russian Federation. The life of millions of Russians can end within 5 minutes, while the chances of a retaliatory strike are greatly reduced, if at all possible. Isn't that the biggest price tag?
    Putin and Shoigu will flee to Siberia (they will be warned), and maybe to the West (they will be accepted there, but alive and with money that is already in Swiss banks), and the rest?
    And do not think that a nuclear strike on the Russian Federation under such conditions (unlikely answer) is impossible. Very much. By incinerating the European part of the Russian Federation and point-by-point (tactical charges) positions of the Strategic Missile Forces in Siberia and the Far East, the United States will have free access to the storeroom of the former Russia. There will be little radiation and the surviving Russians will work. For printed dollars. About radiation, from strikes on the Russian Federation, in Ukraine, Belarus, even Poland, the Americans do not care.
    1. Wooh Offline Wooh
      Wooh (Barmaley) 2 January 2022 17: 17
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      Quote: Teacher
      Missiles in Ukraine on the border of the Russian Federation. The life of millions of Russians can end within 5 minutes, while the chances of a retaliatory strike are greatly reduced, if at all possible. Isn't that the biggest price tag?

      Who will wait for them to hit? The teacher is clearly from Hohland and clearly not wise, but even the other way around.
      what
  6. Alexey Davydov Offline Alexey Davydov
    Alexey Davydov (Alexey) 2 January 2022 10: 35
    +1
    The states continue their line. So far they have no reason to change it.
    Our demands and the possibility of our "rebellion" against the forthcoming "slaughter" are also taken into account by them. I think that they will try to mix up the cards for us, and ensure themselves the opportunity to see the case through. Using the opportunities available to them.
    One of them is to force Zelensky to launch an offensive in Donbass.
    This is a bad option for the Americans, because he removes the situation from the brakes and unties our hands, but they may not have another right now.
    The war with the Americans is already underway. We need, without waiting for negotiations, and without being completely distracted by Ukraine, to ensure ourselves a strong position in the negotiations - to create the life of the States and their life support infrastructure a real and inevitable threat to our nuclear weapons.
    In other words, to begin the deployment of its nuclear forces against the United States. As Khrushchev did in 1962. Perhaps, as then (the Tulip exercise), a warning shot will be needed.
    This is the beginning of a nuclear war, which they must stop.
  7. Alexey Davydov Offline Alexey Davydov
    Alexey Davydov (Alexey) 2 January 2022 12: 20
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    In parallel, the Americans now need to create additional serious military-technical threats that could become a bargaining chip in the negotiations. With the possibility of their quick return if the Americans do not fulfill the conditions.
    The main goal is not to allow compromise on the package of our requirements that have already been put forward earlier.