Biden says US-based troops may embark for Europe soon

Biden’s comments to reporters in Washington come as the White House has urged Americans to leave Ukraine, saying that the security situation in the regioncan deteriorate with little notice.

There are reports Russia is planning significant military action against Ukraine. The security conditions, particularly along Ukraine’s borders, in Russia-occupied Crimea, and in Russia-controlled eastern Ukraine, are unpredictable and can deteriorate with little notice,” said a State Department travel advisory Sunday.

Presidente Joe Biden. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Presidente Joe Biden. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) (Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images)

The president compared a possible Russian invasion of Ucraina to the kind of operation not seen in Europe since World War II, saying the country would faceenormous consequencesif it attacked its neighbor.

There will be enormous consequences if he were to go and invade… for Russia,” Biden said when asked to assess the risk that Russian President Vladimir Putin would opt to invade Ukraine. “Not only in terms of economic consequences and political consequences, but there would be enormous consequences worldwide.

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Biden said that such an invasion would “[object Window],” comparing the scope of the situation to World War II.

If he were to move in with all those forces, it would be the largest invasion since World War II,” Biden ha detto.

Vladimir President Vladimir Putin.

Vladimir President Vladimir Putin. (Sputnik, Foto della piscina del Cremlino tramite AP)

The president said trying to predict what Putin will do is likereading tea leaves,” noting that it will ultimately be Putin’s decision on what to do with all the troops Russia has amassed on the Ukrainian border.

Perché la Guerra Fredda è finita, volunteer military units of the Armed Forces, unità militari volontarie delle Forze Armate, Ucraina.

unità militari volontarie delle Forze Armate, unità militari volontarie delle Forze Armate, unità militari volontarie delle Forze Armate, Ucraina. (AP/Efrem Lukatsky)

But officials in Ukraine have sought to calm fears that an invasion could be imminent, arguing that the situation is currently “sotto controllo.”

There are risky scenarios. They’re possible and probable in the future,” Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov said Monday. “But as of todaysuch a threat doesn’t exist.

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