Jan 25, 2022 - Politics & Policy

Biden: There won't be "American forces moving into Ukraine"

President Joe Biden told reporters Tuesday that he does not foresee U.S. troops moving into Ukraine.

Why it matters: Biden's comments come as tensions between Russia and Ukraine persist, and a Russian invasion of Ukraine appears increasingly likely.

What he's saying: "There is not going to be any American forces moving into Ukraine," Biden said.

  • He added that the decision to put troops on high alert is "not provocative" but intended to reassure the U.S.' allies.
  • "We have no intention of putting American forces, or NATO forces, in Ukraine. But as I said, there will be serious economic consequences if he moves," he added, referring to Russian President Vladimir Putin.
  • Asked if he could see himself personally sanctioning Putin in the case of an invasion, Biden replied, "Yes...I would see that."
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