Politics : Biden threatens Putin

Biden threatens Putin

President Joe Biden warned Russian President Vladimir Putin that the US and its allies will respond "decisively and impose swift and severe consequences" on Russia should Putin decide to invade Ukraine.

In a roughly hour-long phone call, the White House said Biden made clear to Putin what he would be risking with an invasion. A senior administration official told reporters following the call that the discussion was substantive but the US fears Russia may still launch a military attack anyway.

"President Biden was clear that, if Russia undertakes a further invasion of Ukraine, the United States together with our Allies and partners will respond decisively and impose swift and severe costs on Russia. President Biden reiterated that a further Russian invasion of Ukraine would produce widespread human suffering and diminish Russia's standing," the White House said in a statement, adding Biden "was clear with President Putin that while the United States remains prepared to engage in diplomacy, in full coordination with our Allies and partners, we are equally prepared for other scenarios."

The call between the two leaders comes hours after the US moved some of its forces out
of Ukraine and ordered the evacuation of most of its embassy staff on Saturday as fears mount that a Russian invasion of the country could take place in the next few days. The moves were yet another sign that the US fears Putin could order an invasion at any time, just one day after Biden's national security adviser warned Americans in Ukraine to leave and that military action could begin with an aerial bombardment that could kill civilians.

A senior administration official told reporters Saturday afternoon that the call between the two presidents was "professional and substantive," but "there was no fundamental change in the dynamic that has been unfolding now for several weeks."

"The two Presidents agreed that our teams will stay engaged in the days ahead," the official told reporters after the call. "Russia may decide to proceed with military action anyway. Indeed, that is a distinct possibility."
Russian presidential aide Yury Ushakov described the call Saturday as "balanced and businesslike," but said the US and NATO had failed to address Russia's main security concerns.

Ushakov said the conversation "took place in an atmosphere of hysteria about the supposedly imminent Russian invasion of Ukraine by American officials, everyone knows this."

Ushakov added: "The pressure around the topic of the invasion was carried out in a coordinated manner and the hysteria has reached its climax."

According to Ushakov, Biden told Putin he was "committed to the diplomatic path and had laid out a range of considerations that he sees as addressing many of Russia's concerns." Putin said the US and its allies had been "pumping up" Ukraine with new weaponry and encouraging provocations by Ukrainian forces in the Donbas region and in Crimea, Ushakov said.

The Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs had on Friday accused Western countries and the press of spreading a "large-scale disinformation campaign" about an allegedly impending Russian invasion of Ukraine "in order to divert attention from their own aggressive actions."


Re: Biden threatens Putin

I wonder what are the 'aggressive actions' of Western countries? Supporting the Ukrainians in the face of Russian expansion?

Re: Biden threatens Putin

Probably. This is the paragraph after the line above:

"At the end of 2021 and the beginning of 2022, the global information space faced a media campaign unprecedented in its scale and sophistication, the purpose of which is to convince the world community that the Russian Federation is preparing an invasion of the territory of Ukraine," the Ministry said in a statement published on its website.

Re: Biden threatens Putin

Hopefully the Russians can prove to everyone that it was all a Western trick, that they never intended to invade!

Re: Biden threatens Putin

unfortunately, in the 30 years since the communist soviet union became "free" of marx and lenin's stranglehold, the west has failed to see the dangers posed to the (relatively) peaceful Western nations and their trading blocs–until way too late. such as now.

russia is not a friend to the west and never has been. it's only a geographical quirk that part of it sits in "europe." russia has never contributed one positive thing to Europe, other than ponderously unreadable trashy novels for required study in university.

the west should stop treating russia as some rogue wayward partner which just needs counselling to return to the proper behaviour and instead call it for what it is: a terrorist state bent on destabilising the western world and reoccupying its lost republics in eastern europe. It can have romania back but not the others.

What can Biden do? no american tropps will be sacrificed for the mistakes already cemented in place by previous US administrations. Putin knoes this cold. at best, Biden can impose economic and diplomatic sanctions; but because Putin's already been prepping for this for 10 years, and has run his own "war game" scenarios involving sanctions, the russiuan economy is well insulated against american hollow rhetoric.

plus the europeas are spinless cowards who wont dare harm their piss-ant national economies by standing firm behind sanctions, the deal is dead on arrival.

and then you have the problem of so called "green" policies: europe almost to a one is totally dependent upon ruusian natural gas; there's no alternative, Biden's pipeline dream to the contrary of sending some imaginary fleet of massive liquid natural gas tankers to Germany and france to provide fuel to heat these ungrateful euro cocksucking surrender monkeys during the dead of winter, which is pne other reason Putin chose now.

in conclusion: putin's the master; biden's the apprentice; the ukrainians the unlucky slavic retards about to be (re)sacrificed yet again on the altar of conquest; and flag waving, 100% american born GOP patriots in the elected branch of governemnt and in the media are acting as flat out stooges for a hostile foreign power.

and their commie dick sucking presence is on this very board!

Re: Biden threatens Putin

After the hour plus phone call it was then discovered that Biden got mixed up and was actually talking to the order taker of a Dominos Pizza place and why there was confusion why the White House got over 500 pizzas delivered.

How Silly Can You Get? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EumJ3wkg78A

Re: Biden threatens Putin

As laughable as that may sound ^^, it might actually be closer to the the truth than we dare admit. I mean, Biden… enough said.

Re: Biden threatens Putin

You got it bro.

"OK Ok. Don't send the tanks. We can work something out. The first 450 pizzas are free. OK?"

How Silly Can You Get? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EumJ3wkg78A

Re: Biden threatens Putin

Bring back Trump if you really want to scare Putin.