Joe Biden again looked very weak on the world stage. He appeared to need others with him when he spoke with Russian President Putin on a call last night.
NBC News reported:
President Joe Biden on Thursday urged President Vladimir Putin to “de-escalate tensions with Ukraine,” while warning that the U.S. and its allies would “respond decisively” if Russia takes military action, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said after a call between the two leaders.
Biden’s remarks were similar to those in a virtual call with Putin earlier this month, in which Biden said Moscow would face “severe consequences” if it attacked Ukraine.
Thursday’s call, which lasted about 50 minutes, comes as Biden administration officials grow increasingly concerned that Russia might invade Ukraine like it did in 2014.
“President Biden urged Russia to de-escalate tensions with Ukraine. He made clear that the United States and its allies and partners will respond decisively if Russia further invades Ukraine,” Psaki said in a statement Thursday.
“President Biden also expressed support for diplomacy, starting early next year with the bilateral Strategic Stability Dialogue, at NATO through the NATO-Russia Council, and at the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. President Biden reiterated that substantive progress in these dialogues can occur only in an environment of de-escalation rather than escalation,” she added.
Secretary of State Antony Blinken spoke Wednesday with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, State Department spokesperson Ned Price said in a statement Wednesday.
Blinken “reiterated the United States’ unwavering support for Ukraine’s independence, sovereignty, and territorial integrity in the face of Russia’s military buildup on Ukraine’s borders,” Price said.
As vice president, Biden was heavily involved in U.S. relations with Ukraine. At the time, Russia had invaded and annexed the Crimean Peninsula from Ukraine. This time, the White House has said it will go further in countering Russian military aggression than it did in 2014.
On Christmas Putin told Biden what to do.
The main actions Biden took in Ukraine after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine were to blackmail the country into removing an investigator looking into his son Hunter’s actions in Ukraine in order to receive funds from the US.