President Joe Biden of the US has given a note of caution of the possibility of Russia invading Ukraine next month.
After US approach, through the Secretary of State, to settle altercation between both countries proved futile after Russia admitted it saw no chance of resolution if major demands were not met.
According to BBC News, Russian troops are gathered outside of Ukraine’s border and this has sparked anticipation of war even though Russia has ceaselessly denied invasion.
The US president during a phone conversation with President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine on Thursday cautioned him of a possible attack.
Spokesperson of National Security Council of the White House, Emily Horne, reported that during the conversation President Biden further assured Ukraine that the US and its allies are fully prepared to stand by Ukraine in likely battle.
The two presidents however disagreed on the timing of the invasion because the Ukrainian president particularly felt Russian troops were possibly waiting for the environment to freeze before they moved their combat equipment in.
The US is further making plans to put a stop to a major pipeline that transfers Russian gas to Western Europe in any case Russia implements invasion.
The pipeline, Nord Stream 2 is traced from Russia to Germany, and the US will be making moves to place sanctions on it if Russia wages war.
Allies from the west are in support of crippling Russia’s economy if it decides to invade.
The pipeline that runs 1,225km took 5 years to make and cost the Russian government about 11billion dollars.
The project – rooted under the Baltic sea – was meant to double the exportation of gas to Germany.
However, operation on it has not begun because, according to regulators, it did not tally with German law and approvals were suspended.
Russia’s major demand was that Ukraine should not be permitted into the NATO Military alliance. This demand could not be met.
Source: BBC News