Antony Blinken: Russia Will Face Severe Response If “Any Additional Russian Force” Enters Ukraine

If any additional Russian military force enters Ukraine, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken warns Russia that the US and Europe would respond with a “severe” joint reaction. Last year, “the United States delivered more military aid to Ukraine than at any other time in history,” said Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken, who testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Thursday. He remarked that he just authorized himself to provide American military material to other nations to get to Ukraine.

Theresa May has warned that if Russia seizes control of the Donbas area in eastern Ukraine, which pro-Russian separatists hold, it will face “crippling sanctions.” Parts of the territory are now occupied by Russian-backed forces but not the entire region. Taking or recognizing the entire region would be deemed an invasion. He explained, “They’re looking at every single situation and planning for every single one.” He went on to say that there are other things Russia could do instead of deploying more troops to Ukraine.

Antony Blinken, the US Secretary of State, has issued another warning against a Russian invasion of Ukraine. “If a single extra Russian military violently enters Ukraine, they and Europe will respond swiftly, severely, and unitedly,” he added. In preparation for an amphibious attack on Ukraine’s southern shore, Russia has dispatched ships capable of amphibious landings to the Mediterranean.

Therefore with commerce between the two nations at an all-time high of $140 billion, Russia has China’s support. According to Russia, NATO should not expand into Ukraine, no alliance weapons should be put near Russian borders, and NATO soldiers should withdraw from Central and Eastern Europe. The United States and Russia will be meeting in Geneva to discuss the Ukraine problem.