Joe Biden warns Vladimir Putin of ‘severe sanctions’ if Russia invades Ukraine again

Sanctions will cause ‘complete breakdown’ in US-Russia relations, Putin warns Biden

Joe Biden will talk to Vladimir Putin amid tensions over Ukraine (AP)

The US president said economic measures would be taken if Russia were to invade Ukraine, but the Russian leader said that would trigger a complete rupture in their relations

US President Joe Biden warned Russian President Vladimir Putin in a call that there would be “a heavy price to pay” if Russia invades Ukraine again.

Biden said he “made it clear” that any further military action by the Kremlin would result in “severe sanctions” but did not go as far as to say that Washington would respond to Russia’s continued military presence near the border with Ukraine.

“I’m not going to negotiate here in public,” Biden told reporters in Wilmington, Delaware, where he is spending New Year’s Eve. “But we made it clear he cannot, I’ll emphasise, cannot invade Ukraine.”

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About Joel Cholo Brooks 13517 Articles
Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.
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