NThe White House reacted with lightning speed on Monday, following Vladimir Putin’s announcement that the eastern Ukrainian “People’s Republics” would recognize Luhansk and Donetsk as independent states. In a statement Joe Bidens Spokeswoman Jen Psaki said: “We are looking forward to such action from the Russians and are ready to respond immediately.” Imposed sanctions by presidential decree. They are targeting two separatist areas or anyone who trades or trades with them. The details were released shortly after. Zaki said that in the event of another Russian invasion of Ukraine, further action would be taken “in addition to the rapid and violent economic measures prepared by the Allies.”
On Putin The announcement that Russian troops would be sent to separatist areas in eastern Ukraine “to maintain peace there” – followed the second phase shortly after the first expansion. Has Putin already crossed the US Red Line? The “People’s Republics” have long been under Moscow’s control, but they are the national territory of Ukraine. So is this a feared invasion, and is it time for the United States and its allies to impose tough sanctions? Biden wrote on Twitter about Russia’s “blatant violations of international law” and did not comment further on Monday evening. He is said to have spoken on the phone with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Gelensky, French President Emmanuel Macron and President Olaf Scholes.
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As Scholes After traveling to Biden in early February, a journalist asked the two at a press conference if they had decided how to define an “invasion”. At the time, the US president responded: “If troops and tanks cross the border into Ukraine again, it will be an invasion. At least the soldiers must do it soon.” .
But the US government has so far refused to describe the recent events as a Russian invasion of Ukraine. The U.S. ambassador to the UN was very clear that night Linda Thomas Greenfield. A recently planned emergency UN mission in New York. He spoke in support of the US Alliance, but said that maintaining some independence was important for Russia’s independence. Moscow talks about “pacifying troops”, but it is “absolute nonsense” – “we know what they really are”. Russia’s UN Ambassador Vasilyz Nepensja dismissed these and other statements in a similar tone as “emotional statements”.
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