Brussels: US President Joe Biden on Monday signalled his willpower to take a agency stance two days forward of assembly his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, vowing to put down “pink traces”.
Talking after a summit of the 30 NATO leaders, and insisting he has their full help in assembly the Kremlin chief, Biden acknowledged that he faces a tricky opponent in Geneva on Wednesday.
“He’s brilliant, he’s robust, and I’ve discovered that he’s, as they are saying, a worthy adversary,” he stated.
“I’m not on the lookout for battle with Russia, however that we are going to reply if Russia continues its dangerous actions.”
The place Washington and Moscow don’t agree, he “will make it clear what the pink traces are,” he stated.
One in every of these was “the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine”.
Biden vowed that, confronted with “aggressive motion” from Russia, “we’re going to place Ukraine able to keep up their bodily safety”.
However, regardless of stress from Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky to make use of the second to push for Kiev’s admission to NATO, Biden warned that remained conditional on Ukraine adopting democratic reforms and combating corruption.