She added that the United States and its allies would “respond decisively and cause heavy and rapid repercussions for Russia” if that country invaded Ukraine.
Biden also said the invasion would cause “great human suffering” and tarnish Russia’s prestige.
The US President also made it clear that his country is still open to a diplomatic solution, but it is also “preparing for other scenarios.”
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The conversation was “professional and rich”. “There has been no fundamental change in the dynamics that we have been monitoring for several weeks,” a US executive told reporters.
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Without going into details, he said, the United States had put ideas on the table aimed at security in Europe that could also allay some of Russia’s concerns. However, he said it was not clear whether Moscow was interested in achieving its goal through diplomatic channels and not by force.
She added that both presidents agreed that their team would stay in touch in the coming days. “However, Russia can decide to take military action.”