United states president joe bidden assured Volodymyr Zelensky, Ukraine president, that they would act “swiftly and decisively” if Russia tried to attack. According to the white house, the two were in a phone call.
“President Biden made clear that the United States would respond swiftly and decisively, together with its allies and partners, to any further Russian aggression against Ukraine.
The two leaders agreed on the importance of continuing to pursue diplomacy and deterrence in response to Russia’s military build-up on Ukraine’s borders,” the call said.
The United States warned that Russia was planning to attack though they never gave the precise time or date. There have been tensions since the Russian troops camped on the Ukrainian border.
According to a senior Ukrainian official, Zelensky renewed relations with the U.S. to get financial and greater military support against the Russians. The president also requested Biden to tour Ukraine as fast as he could.
However, U.S. officials responded that it is doubtful for Biden to visit the country.
The U.S. estimates that the Russian troops are more than a hundred thousand camping on the Ukrainian border. They added that Russia added the number of soldiers, posing a greater risk to the Ukrainians.
Ukraine hopes that it will get enough support from the United States because it cannot overcome the Russians on its own. They need supplies, military force, and financial help.
According to Jake Sullivan, U.S security advisor, he hopes that Russia will not attack and that talks with them will help prevent them from attacking.
“We cannot perfectly predict the day, but we have now been saying for some time that we are in the window, and an invasion could begin, a major military action could begin by Russia in Ukraine any day now — that includes this coming week, before the end of the Olympics,” he told Tapper.
Biden’s administration still urges the Americans in Ukraine to travel back to the U.S. for their safety. The country might not be able to protect them if Russia attacks Ukraine.