The United States and Europe have declared their full support for Russia in the ongoing tensions between Russia and Ukraine. US President Joe Biden told reporters after a video conference with European leaders on Tuesday.
US President Joe Biden held a press conference at the White House on Tuesday after a 1-hour, 20-minute video conference with European leaders. “We have had a very good meeting on the situation in Ukraine and the European leaders have agreed on an absolute unity between the United States and Europe on this issue,” he told reporters there.
The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Boris Johnson and the Chancellor of Germany Olaf Schulz also held a press conference recently. “Russia’s hostility in the international arena is growing. There is no alternative to international unity in the face of this hostile politics, and the leaders are realizing the importance of this unity,” Johnson told reporters at a news conference at the British Prime Minister’s Office in London.
German Chancellor Olaf Schulz told a news conference, “It is now up to Russia to resolve the ongoing tensions between the two countries (Russia-Ukraine).”
In a statement issued on Tuesday, Jens Stoltenberg, secretary general of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), a military alliance of Western nations, warned Russia that it would pay a “high price” for any aggression in Ukraine.
John Kirby, a spokesman for the Pentagon at the Pentagon in Washington, told reporters that 6,000 troops were already ready to be sent to NATO.
The recent tensions between Russia and its neighbor Ukraine surround NATO. Bilateral relations between Russia and Ukraine have been strained since Ukraine, a close ally of the former Soviet Union, applied for NATO membership.
Russia’s only sea waterway is the Black Sea. If Ukraine, another coastal country, becomes a member of NATO, then NATO’s activities in the Black Sea region will naturally increase and this is never desirable for Russia. The world’s largest country has historically opposed the domination of Western powers.
Russia wants Ukraine to withdraw its application for NATO membership. For this reason, Russia has put pressure on the ruling government of the country first; But that did not work out, as the country deployed more than 100,000 troops on the Ukraine-Russia border last month.
Although most of them have been withdrawn this month, more than 10,000 Russian troops are still stationed on the border.
Although Moscow has said Russia has no plans to invade Ukraine, the United States and Europe have no confidence in it. Because the memory of the snatching of Crimea from Ukraine in 2014 is still bright in the eyes of Western leaders.