As the United States and its allies and partners continued endeavors to offer Russia a diplomatic path out of the crisis, Jake Sullivan, the U.S. National Security Advisor, warned on Sunday that Moscow could ‘order an attack’ on the East European country of Ukraine at any time, in what would be the most significant armed action in European region since the Second World War.
The U.S. National Security Advisor told Fox News Sunday show that they’re in the window. Very soon, Russia’s Vladimir Putin could take an armed response against the onetime Soviet Republic, or it could be a couple of weeks, or Moscow could seek the diplomatic way instead. Sullivan said in NBC’s ‘Meet the Press’ they anticipate that Moscow has installed the capabilities to mount a remarkable armed action into its neighbor. Moreover, he said they’d been preserved in preparing countermeasure.
Jake Sullivan made the remarks in TV interviews after two American intelligence officials on Feb. 5 said Moscow, which seized Crimea in 2014 from its Once Soviet Republic Ukraine, has in position nearly seventy percent of the strike power it anticipates it would require for a full-scale invasion of the country.
Furthermore, as Moscow stations over one hundred thousand forces along the border with Ukraine, Russia has stated it’s not preparing an invasion into Ukraine but took take indefinite armed response if its security worries aren’t addressed. That includes a pledge that the Western military alliance will never admit Ukraine, a demand America and NATO have called unsuitable.
US wouldn’t Send Forces to Defend Ukraine – Jake Sullivan
On Sunday, the U.S. President spoke to Emmanuel Macron, the President of France, according to the White House. And that 40-minute-long call came before a visit by French leader to Russia on Monday, the culmination of days of Paris contacts with Moscow Kremlin and Kyiv to attempt to reduce the strains.
The @WhiteHouse has been warned that Russia could invade Ukraine at any moment with ‘catastrophic’ consequences. New satellite images have mapped out where Russian troops are massed and ready. US intelligence predicts the death toll could be very grim. https://t.co/cjzQxK638H pic.twitter.com/u4PohGu7zi
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In addition, Jake Sullivan said a Moscow invasion would come at a huge human cost to its neighbor but at a strategic consequence to Kremlin, with America ready to impose rapid and severe sanctions against Moscow to stumble its economy. He added that whatever moves Moscow takes onward, the United States is prepared for any scenario.
However, the U.S. National Security Advisor to President Joe Biden said that America is also ready to talk with the Russian leader over his stated security demands regarding movements of America and its NATO partners.
The United States had made apparent that it wouldn’t deploy soldiers to defend Ukraine, which isn’t a NATO member nation; however, the U.S. has given Kyiv weapons and last week stated it would land about three thousand more military personnel to Romania and Poland to defend the former Soviet Republic from a potential crisis.