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President Biden's Upcoming Call with President Putin.

A 'senior administration official' of the United States today (2 Teves 5782) commented on the upcoming virtual meeting between United States President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin. He was asked about what effective sanctions would be applied to Russia in the event of a Russian incursion into Ukraine. He replied "With respect to financial sanctions, we have had intensive discussions with our European partners about what we would do collectively in the event of a major Russian military escalation in Ukraine. And we believe that we have a path forward that would involve substantial economic countermeasures by both the Europeans and the United States that would impose significant and severe economic harm on the Russian economy, should they choose to proceed.". He was also asked if the United States would be prepared to engage Russia militarily. He did not commit to or deny such an eventuality. He was asked about the United States deploying additional forces to NATO allies in Eastern Europe in the event of a Russian incursion into Ukraine. He replied "I think you could anticipate that in the event of an invasion, the need to reinforce the confidence and reassurance of our NATO Allies and our Eastern Flank allies would be real, and the United States would be prepared to provide that kind of reassurance.".

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