U.S. President Joe Biden advised Wednesday that Russia would pay a rigid price for attacking Ukraine, including a heavy human toll and also deep damage to its economic climate.
“If they actually do what they’re capable of finishing with the force they’ve massed on the border, it is going to be a catastrophe for Russia,” Biden said in an interview.
“Our companions as well as allies prepare to impose serious prices and also substantial injury on Russia and the Russian economic climate,” he said.
The U.S. leader stated that the Russian force would likely be able to dominate time versus the weaker Ukrainian armed force.
However, he said, “The cost of going into Ukraine in terms of physical loss of life, for the Russians … it’s going to be heavy.”
Of Vladimir Putin, Biden stated he believes the Russian president “still does not desire any kind of full-blown war.”
He claimed Russia does not have great choices, and that going to war would cause “extreme financial effects,” from a cutoff of energy profits to excruciating permissions.
Sanctions will make it difficult for Russian banks to handle U.S. bucks, the globe’s key profession money, he said.
“So this is not all simply a cakewalk for Russia,” he claimed.
But Putin does intend to check the resolve of United States and also its NATO allies in Europe, Biden claimed, as well as intends to compromise the Atlantic partnership.
The U.S. leader stated he was investing much time trying to maintain NATO allies “on the very same web page” in challenging Russia.
“Putin has, I understand, a raw choice, either acceleration or diplomacy,” he claimed.
“I assume he will pay a severe and dear cost for it if he does not think now.”