The recent installation of whopping numbers of Russian soldiers on Ukraine’s border has raised the alarm of an invasion. Witnessing the build-up of thousands of troops on Ukraine’s border, US President Joe Biden has warned that there is a “distinct possibility” of Russia invading Ukraine by next month. On other hand, about these claims made by the US, Russia stated that after the rejections of Russia’s main demands “there is little ground for optimism” in resolving the crisis.
The US President released the comment via telephone conversation with Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky on Thursday. The White House also accepted that the President “had said this publicly and we have been warning about this for months.”
Moreover, during the telephonic conversation with Ukraine’s President, Biden “reaffirmed the readiness of United States to respond immediately if Russia tries to invade Ukraine.” Ukraine’s President also said, “ the two sides deliberated upon the diplomatic efforts on de-escalation and agreed on taking joint actions in the future.”
Though Russia has constantly denied these claims, it is not the first time that Russia endeavored to invade Ukraine. In 2014 Russia had already annexed Ukraine’s southern Crimea peninsula. Amid this Ukraine crisis, another crucial phone call will be made on Friday, where the French President Emmanuel Macron will talk directly with Russia’s leader Vladimir Putin.