On Wednesday, US President Joe Biden warned that Russian President Vladimir Putin will most likely invade Ukraine and noted that Putin will pay a high price if he starts the invasion.
“My assumption is that he will move in because he needs to do something. But if they do what they are capable of doing, it will be a tragedy for Russia if they further invade Ukraine. ” Joe Biden stated during a White House press conference that was live-streamed on YouTube.
“Russia will be held accountable if it decides to invade – and what it does will be determined. It’s one thing if it’s a minor incursion and we wind up fighting about what to do and what not to do, and so on.”
When asked what he meant by “minor incursion,” the US President responded by explaining that NATO members still do not have a common position on what should be done against Russia and said:
“First and foremost, big nations can’t bluff.” Second, the idea that we would do anything to split NATO… would be a huge mistake. So the question is whether it’s something short of a big invasion or… just major military forces coming through. It’s one thing to see whether they continue to employ cyber activities; we can retaliate in the same way.” Joe Biden stated during the live stream that was broadcasted via Youtube.