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President Biden's administration is planning for a possible Russia invasion of Ukraine but is confident that Russian President Vladimir Putin "got the message" during diplomatic talks, Biden's deputy press secretary told reporters Wednesday.
Principal deputy press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre spoke to reporters Wednesday about the Biden administration's strategy dealing with Russian aggression in Ukraine. Jean-Pierre repeated Biden's warning that a Russian invasion would draw harsh reaction from NATO allies.
The president's threats have so far been nonviolent, alluding to economic sanctions and boycotts to pressure Russia into relenting in its campaign against Ukraine. "The U.S. and our European allies will impose significant and severe economic harm on the Russian economy." According to Jean-Pierre, "the U.S. is not currently considering using unilateral force to confront Russia."
However, the deputy press secretary added, "We are preparing for all contingencies as we have for weeks now."
Topic: World News
Tags: Russia Vladimir Putin Ukraine Joe Biden NATO