US Vice President Warns Russia of Unprecedented Sanctions If It Attacks


US Vice President Warns Russia of Unprecedented Sanctions If It Attacks
Vice President Kamala Harris speaks at an event in the East Room at the White House in Washington, D.C., February 2, 2022.

MUNICH - Vice President Kamala Harris advised Russia on Saturday that it would face" unknown" fiscal penalties if it attacked Ukraine and prognosticated that such an attack would draw European abettors closer to the United States. 

Harris was speaking at the periodic Munich Security Conference a day after President Joe Biden said he was" confident"that Russia's Vladimir Putin had made the decision to attack bordering Ukraine. " Let me be clear, I can say with absolute certainty If Russia invades Ukraine further, the United States, along with our abettors and mates, will dodge significant and unknown profitable costs,"Harris said. 

Harris aims to explain to a European followership that the West has “ strength through concinnity” and that an irruption would probably lead to a lesser NATO presence on Russia's doorstep. 

Russia adjoined Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula in 2014, andpro-Russian secessionists have been battling Ukrainian forces in the east of the country for nearly eight times. The United States and the European Union preliminarily sanctioned Russia over its seizure of Crimea. Western fears of an irruption have increased in recent months as Russia amassed further than colors near the Ukrainian border. 

Harris said the Biden administration, along with its abettors, had tried to engage with Moscow in good faith to find a politic resolution but those sweats weren't met by the Kremlin in good faith. "Russia continues to say it's ready to talk while at the same time narrowing the path for tactfulness,"Harris said."Their conduct do not match their words." Harris praised European abettors for speaking in a largely united voice as the rearmost Ukraine extremity has unfolded. The vice chairman said Republicans and Egalitarians in Washington-who infrequently agree on numerous big issues- generally agree on the need to defy Putin. 

 "We did not all start in the same place,"Harris said. “ We came together and now speak with a unified voice. And that voice is a function of not only dialogue and debate, some concessions, but also a practical consummation while we're in, which is that we're looking at a autonomous nation that may be on the verge of attack. again." Harris on Friday met in Munich with the leaders of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, stressing that an increased US troop presence on NATO's eastern edge was necessary. 

The White House has not said whether it'll misbehave with the request, but Harris suggested in a speech on Saturday that an irruption could lead to supporting an American presence. “ The perpetration of this broad and coordinated action will beget huge losses for those who must be held responsible. And we are not going to stop with profitable measures,"Harris said."We'll further strengthen our NATO abettors on the east side." Biden and other Americans have given decreasingly dire warnings that the window for tactfulness is narrowing. 

Biden told journalists Friday he believes Putin has decided to strike in the coming days, taking military action that could extend far beyond the disputed Donbas region in eastern Ukraine and including the capital Kyiv.  The vice chairman is listed to meet Saturday evening with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. 

Biden declined when asked Friday about Zelenskyy's discretion in leaving Ukraine to attend the Munich conference at a time when the US advised that an irruption was imminent.  "That is a judgment he has to make,"Biden said. Harris noted in his reflections that"not since the end of the Cold War has the Munich conference been held under similar dire circumstances."

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