- US President Joe Biden talks to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky
- Biden promised – if Russia attacks, we will take decisive action
- US promises to impose economic sanctions against Russia if attacked
US President Joe Biden held talks with the Ukrainian leader on Monday about increasing the presence of Russian forces along the border with Ukraine. He promised that the US and its allies would take “decisive” action if Russia attacked Ukraine. Biden and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky spoke on the phone at a time when the US and its Western allies are preparing for a series of diplomatic meetings to defuse the crisis.
At the same time, Russia has said that this crisis can completely end relations with America. “President Biden made it clear that the United States and its allies and partners will take decisive action if Russia attacks Ukraine,” White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said in a statement after the talks between Biden and Zelensky. Psaki said Biden outlined his principle that “no action will be taken without you”.
Will impose economic sanctions on Russia
It will not discuss any policy affecting Europe without the advice of its allies. Biden said that if Russia attacks Ukraine, economic sanctions will be imposed on it. However, he said last month that US military action was not considered. Recently, there was news that Russia has activated an ultra-secret anti-satellite weapon ‘Star Wars’ missile.
Russia’s Great Destroyer S-550 deployed in the war zone
According to reports, a Defense Ministry source was quoted as saying that the S-550 has entered the ‘battle zone’. This weapon is capable of attacking spacecraft, ballistic missiles and hypersonic targets at an altitude of thousands of km. Russia’s deployment of heavy weapons is evidence that tensions between the Kremlin and the West and Ukraine are escalating. In recent weeks, Russia has deployed a large number of military and destructive weapons along the Ukrainian border.
Ukraine has more than 100,000 Russian troops
The S-550 is reportedly considered more advanced than the West and China. According to a report, more than 100,000 Russian troops are present near Ukraine, increasing the risk of an attack on Ukraine at the start of the new year. A ministry source told news agency TASS that the S-550 air defense system has successfully completed its trials. The 1st S-550 Brigade has entered combat duty.