- Did Biden threaten Putin?
- Biden expressed concern about Putin’s actions in Ukraine.
- Biden and Putin also spoke about the bilateral dialogue between their countries.
BIDEN AND PUTIN FACE OFF FOR THE SECOND TIME. In recent days, the White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki reported that President Biden would hold a videoconference with Russian President Vladimir Putin to discuss the military actions that Russia has been mounting on the border with Ukraine due to the various conflicts between the two nations.
Today, the call was made and in that meeting, several problems between the two countries came to light. It was even suggested that Biden planned to threaten Putin to prevent actions against Ukraine. The video call revealed a lot of important information that led Biden to call the leaders of other nations to discuss Putin’s plans.
In a video call that lasted more than two hours, the president of the United States confronted the president of Russia. Joe Biden, chose to confront Putin about the tension that exists between Russia and Ukraine, due to the heavy concentrations of Russian military troops on the border Ukrainian border. The United States has warned of the enormous damage that would be inflicted on the Russian economy if they invade Ukraine.
The EFE agency reported that Joe Biden threatened his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on Tuesday, with, “strong economic and other measures,” if he attacks Ukraine. Biden asked him to lower tensions and return to diplomacy, according to the White House. This conference was highly anticipated and sparked numerous questions due to the issues that both leaders wanted to discuss.
Biden – Putin video call: What did Putin expect?
One of the biggest questions was what Putin hoped to get out of the meeting with Biden. According to The Associated Press, Putin came to the meeting seeking assurances from Biden that NATO’s military alliance will never expand to include Ukraine, which has long sought membership. That request was not welcomed by the US President.
The Americans and their NATO allies said in advance that Putin’s request was futile, according to the AP. Vladimir Putin’s increasing aggression has been cause for concern, for that reason, Joe Biden, did not hesitate to threaten the Russian president about the measures that he could take if Russia decides to invade Ukraine. Filed Under: Biden Putin Video Call
Biden – Putin video call: What did Biden say?
Biden, “expressed the deep concerns of the United States and its European allies regarding Russia’s military escalation around Ukraine,” the White House said in a brief statement after the meeting. In addition, they declared that the president of the United States had made his position clear regarding the conflict between the nations.
Biden, “made it clear that the United States and its allies will respond with strong economic and other measures in the event of a military escalation,” by Russia, according to the EFE agency. The two-hour meeting left more than one person mildly concerned about the events that could take place if Putin ignores Biden’s threats. Filed Under: Biden Putin Video Call
Biden – Putin video call: The White House statement?
The White House, published a statement regarding the video conference between President Biden and President Putin on their website. Since their participation was announced, the Americans have been quite concerned about the outcome of the conference. The last time the two met, it was in July to discuss Russian attacks on the United States .
“President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. today held a secure video call with President Vladimir Putin of Russia to discuss a number of issues on the agenda between the United States and Russia.” The press release began after the two-hour video call between the two presidents ended. Filed Under: Biden Putin Video Call
Biden – Putin video call: A possible war?
A part of the statement presented by the White House has raised concern due to the constant threat hinted at in the document. Although local media have claimed that Biden threatened Putin, the threat did not involve the use of military weapons and a possible attack against Russia for its conflict with Ukraine.
“President Biden voiced the deep concerns of the United States and our European Allies about Russia’s escalation of forces surrounding Ukraine and made clear that the U.S. and our Allies would respond with strong economic and other measures in the event of military escalation…,” reported the White House. Filed Under: Biden Putin Video Call
Biden – Putin video call: Support for Ukraine?
According to the White House statement, Biden expressed his solidarity with Ukraine and called for diplomacy between the two nations that are currently facing off against each other. In addition, they declared that both presidents had entrusted their teams with a follow-up between both nations.
“President Biden reiterated his support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity and called for de-escalation and a return to diplomacy. The two presidents tasked their teams to follow up, and the U.S. will do so in close coordination with allies and partners.” Filed Under: Biden Putin Video Call
What else was discussed?
Finally, the White House announced that both presidents discussed strategic stability and a separate dialogue on the problems that exist between both nations due to ransomware attacks against the US a couple of months ago. They are seeking a solution to avoid further conflicts between Russia and the United States.
“The presidents also discussed the U.S.-Russia dialogue on Strategic Stability, a separate dialogue on ransomware.” For that reason, it is expected that in the coming days or even weeks, more information will be obtained from the results obtained during this meeting.
Was it helpful for Ukraine?
The Associated Press reported that just hours before the start of the Biden-Putin video call, Ukrainian officials said that Russia had further escalated the latent crisis by sending tanks and snipers to eastern Ukraine. As a result, Ukrainian officials became more anxious about the tens of thousands of Russian troops that have been deployed near their border.
Meanwhile, US intelligence officials have been unable to independently verify that allegation, according to an administration official who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss the sensitive matter, The Associated Press stated. The official said the White House has directly expressed concern about the Russians, “returning to their old playbook,” in trying to provoke the Ukrainians.
Did Biden threaten Putin?
A few hours before the famous call, White House press secretary Jen Psaki, announced the measures that would be put in place in the event of an invasion of Ukraine and what that could mean for Russia. Psaki reiterated that people could take it as a threat or put whatever name they want on it, but it will not prevent them from warning about potential consequences.
“We have consulted with our allies and believe we have a way forward that would inflict significant and severe damage on the Russian economy,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki said on Monday, ahead of the meeting. “You can call that a threat. You can call that a fact. You can call that preparation. You can call it whatever you want to call it,” said Psaki at the conference.
The nation’s concern
The news agency mentioned that Biden will stress US concerns about Russian military activities at the Ukraine border. The White House spokeswoman mentioned that, “he will reaffirm the support of the United States for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine.” Jen Psaki said she confirmed the planned call after they got word from Moscow this Saturday morning.
Meanwhile, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that, “the presidents will decide for themselves how long their talk will last,” in their press release today. The first point of the talk is the tense relationship between Russia and Ukraine.
When was their last meeting?
The Associated Press reported that the last known call between the leaders was in July, when Biden lobbied Putin to control Russian-based criminal hackers launching ransomware attacks against the United States. Therefore, the public is worried about what the consequences of this call could be.
Ransomware attacks have continued ever since, although perhaps none have been as alarming as the May one that targeted a major gas pipeline and resulted in days of gas shortages in parts of the United States, according to the AP. Russia is not very comfortable with US attacks and has fought back every time it has had a chance.