After talking to Putin twice last month, Biden said he thought the Russian leader knew a lot about the economic sanctions he was planning to put in place. However, Biden believes that a “minor incursion” by Russia into Ukraine will provoke a conversation about the ramifications of such a move. His plans aren’t clear to me. I think he will move in. He needs to do something. Biden said this when he talked about a leader who was looking for relevance in a post-Soviet world. People say that he is trying to find his place in the world between China and the West.
U.S. Vise President Joe Biden has said that after Putin builds up 100,000 troops on the Ukraine border, the U.S. is sure that he’ll move on.
Sanctions: “He has never seen sanctions like the ones I have promised to put in place, number one.” The level of punishment will depend on how Russia invades and what it looks like, he said. “It’s one thing if it’s a small invasion and we have to fight about what to do and not do, and so on.”
But if they do what they can with the forces they have on the border, it will be bad for Russia if they keep going into Ukraine. And that our allies and partners are willing to do a lot of damage to Russia and the Russian economy, “he said that.
Vise President Joe Biden said that Russian transactions in US financial institutions should be limited to “anything that has dollar denominations.”
He also said that Russian lives would be lost in an invasion, as well as possible Ukrainian deaths.
The Russians will lose a lot of lives if they go into Ukraine, but they’ll be able to win over time. “It will be real. It’s going to be important. Putin has to make a choice. De-escalation or diplomacy can be used. Face-to-face and consequences. ”
Then he said, “This is not all going to be easy for Russia.” They have an overwhelming advantage in the military. They’ll pay for it right away, in the near term, in the medium term, and in the long term if they do it. This is true for Ukraine.
Biden said he thought Putin wasn’t looking for “any full-blown war,” but that he thought he was looking for some kind of fight.
“No, I don’t think he will. as much as he could? He should. But I think he’ll have to pay a lot for it. ”
He said: “He doesn’t think now it will cost him what it will cost him.” “And I think he’ll be sorry about it.”