Joe Biden will hold a virtual call with Vladimir Putin today, in the midst of escalating worries about the expanded Russian troop presence along the nation’s boundary with Ukraine.
The Guardian’s Julian Borger reports:
Biden goes into Tuesday’s virtual highest point with Vladimir Putin, following quite a while of close discussion with European partners on a joint reaction to an attack of Ukraine, outfitted with a wide scope of corrective measures available to him.
There would be expanded military help for Kyiv and a reinforcing of Nato’s eastern flank, however the essential spotlight would be on sanctions. The US secretary of state, Antony Blinken, said they would incorporate ‘high sway monetary measures that we’ve ceased from taking previously’.
‘I figure Biden will spread out in significant detail what authorizes the US will embrace,’ said Anders Åslund, subordinate teacher at the middle for Eurasian, Russian and east European examinations at Georgetown University. ‘There are a lot of instruments that they have accessible.
Seeing the highest point yesterday, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said, “It is a chance for the president to highlight, obviously, US worries with Russian military exercises on the line with Ukraine and reaffirm the United States support for the sway and regional trustworthiness of Ukraine.”
The culmination is set to get in progress in the following hour. Remain tuned.
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