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Warned Vice President Kamala Harris Russia Saturday that in case of its violation there will be “quick and severe” consequences Ukraine sovereignty as President Biden predicted will take place just hours before.
Speaking at the Munich Security Conference in Germany, Harris reiterated US and NATO efforts to de-escalate the conflict and deter Moscow from invading Kyiv.
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But the vice president said Russia’s claims through diplomatic channels did not reflect its actions on the ground.
The Kremlin has repeatedly stated that it does not intend to invade Ukraine, and this week Russian President Vladimir Putin said Moscow was withdrawing troops along the border.
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US security officials have warned that Russia is not only not withdrawing its troops, but is also preparing for a military attack.
“I can say with absolute certainty that if Russia continues to invade Ukraine, the United States, along with our allies and partners, will incur significant and unprecedented economic costs,” Harris told Ambassador and Chairman of the Munich Security Conference Wolfgang Ischinger.
“We will impose far-reaching financial sanctions and export controls. We will focus on financial institutions and key industries in Russia. And we will focus on those who are accomplices and those who help and support this unprovoked invasion,” he continued. vice president.
“Make no mistake: the introduction of these broad and coordinated measures will do great harm to those who should be brought to justice,” she added.
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Harris said Russia’s attempt to weaken NATO through membership provisions and security requirements has only made the alliance stronger.
“We did not all start from the same place, but with the help of diplomacy, and again, as evidenced by the power of diplomacy, we came together and now speak with one voice,” she said. “History has challenged us in this regard.
“I think history will show that we are strong at the moment,” Harris added.
This was stated by a senior US defense official Fox News Digital On Friday, Russian forces are within striking distance of the Ukrainian border, as about 40-50% of Putin’s troops have moved to the next position.
Now Putin has 120-125 battalion tactical groups gathered along the border of Ukraine with mobilized special forces. Missile troops and ballistic missile units are in the area of вЂ ‹вЂ‹ Kiev.