Blinken responds to Zelenskyy’s plea: No sanctions until ‘bombs are actually dropping'

CNN에 출연하는 동안 “연방의 상태” 일요일에, Blinken was asked to respond to Zelenskyy’s comments Saturday at a security conference in Munich, where the Ukrainian leader pleaded for global action against Russia as it appears poised for an imminent invasion.

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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky walks to the the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier for an Armed Forces Full Honor Wreath Ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery on September 1, 2021 알링턴에서, 여자 이름.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky walks to the the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier for an Armed Forces Full Honor Wreath Ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery on September 1, 2021 알링턴에서, 여자 이름. (Photo by Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)

We don’t need your sanctions after the bombardment will happen, and after our country will be fired at or after we will have no borders or after we will have no economy or parts of our country will be occupied,” 젤렌스키가 말했다. “Why would we need those sanctions then?”

Blinken said on CNN, “보기, I understand where President Zelenskyy is coming from, but these things are not at all inconsistent.

Biden has said while we believe President Putin has made the decision, until the die is cast, until that die actually settles, and until the tanks are actually moving, the planes are actually flying, the bombs are actually dropping, we’re going to do everything we can with diplomacy and with deterrence and persuasion to get President Putin to reverse the decision that we believe he’s made,” 그는 말했다.

Secretary of State Antony Blinken greets Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov before their meeting, 금요일, 1 월. 21, 2022, in Geneva, 스위스.

Secretary of State Antony Blinken greets Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov before their meeting, 금요일, 1 월. 21, 2022, in Geneva, 스위스. (AP 사진 / Alex Brandon, 풀)

The purpose of the sanctions in the first instance it to try to deter Russia from going to war,” 그는 계속했다. “As soon as you trigger them, that deterrent is gone. Until the last minute, as long as we can try to bring a deterrent effect to this, we’re going to try to do that. As to laying out in detail what the sanctions will be, two things – first, Russia generally has a pretty good idea what we’re going to do, but we don’t want to lay out the specifics in advance, because that would allow Russia to try to plan against them.

Blinken made similar remarks later Sunday on NBC News’ “언론을 만나다,” ~에 대해 말하는 것 “until the tanks are rolling and the planes are in the air,” 미국. is going to continue to try todissuade” 의식이 있고 중상을 입은 채 병원에 도착.

Until the last minute, there’s still an option for him to pull back,” 그는 말했다. “That’s what we’re trying to do. We’re trying to prevent a war. As soon as you trigger the sanctions, 물론이야, any deterrent effect they may have is gone. They get absorbed by President Putin and he moves on.

우리. President Joe Biden speaks during an event at Germanna Community College February 10, 2022 in Culpeper. 여자 이름.

우리. President Joe Biden speaks during an event at Germanna Community College February 10, 2022 in Culpeper. 여자 이름. (McNamee/게티 이미지 승리)

Blinken accepted an invitation to meet with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Europe this Thursday, but he said the meeting is off if Russia starts a war before then.

President Biden gave a speech Friday saying he believes Russia will invade Ukraine’s capital, 키예프, 에 “coming days.” 미국. and NATO partners have threatened to impose a massive package of economic sanctions against Russia in the event of an invasion.

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