Biden to confront Putin over Ukraine in high-stakes meeting


By Ben Gittleson, Molly Nagle, and Sarah Kolinovsky
President Joe Biden is expected to warn the Russian leader during a video meeting that there will be consequences for invading Ukraine, as Russia amasses troops on the Ukrainian border. Getty Images, FILE

President Joe Biden was expected to press Russian President Vladimir Putin during a video meeting Tuesday that there would be consequences for invading its neighbor Ukraine, as Russia amasses troops on the Ukrainian border.

During the meeting, the first conversation between the leaders since July, Biden planned to threaten "substantial economic countermeasures" if Russia prepared to proceed with a military invasion, a senior Biden administration official said Monday.

"What I am doing is putting together what I believe to be–will be the most comprehensive and meaningful set of initiatives to make it very, very difficult for Mr. Putin to go ahead and do what people are worried he may do," Biden told ABC News White House correspondent MaryAlice Parks on Friday.

Publish : 2021-12-07 20:01:00

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