Biden threatens Putin with severe economic sanctions over Ukraine | DW News

US president Joe Biden has warned Russia’s Vladimir Putin of "strong" western economic blowback against any attack on Ukraine. In a two-hour video call between the two leaders, President Biden voiced deep concerns over Russian troop buildups. President Putin said Russia will not attack Ukraine, but demanded guarantees against eastward NATO expansion. The Kremlin is demanding legally enforced guarantees that NATO will not expand further east, setting up military operations in Ukraine. And it wants the US to promise it will not to allow Ukraine to join NATO. The White House says it warned Russia there will be "very real cost" should it proceed with military action, and a tougher response than when Moscow annexed Crimea. The Kremlin insists the military buildup is just to protect its border. Neither side expected a resolution this week, but camps in Moscow and Washington agree that communication is vital in deescalating tensions between these former Cold War foes. Subscribe: For more news go to: Follow DW on social media: ►Facebook: ►Twitter: ►Instagram: Für Videos in deutscher Sprache besuchen Sie: #Russia #Ukraine #NATO ... Read More


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