The President of the United States of America, Joe Biden on Tuesday stated that his counterpart in Russia, Vladimir Putin will pay for invading Ukraine. Biden in a broadcast on Tuesday commended Ukrainians for standing strong to protect their country from Russian troops who invaded their territory last Thursday.
Russia despite being condemned across the world continues to attack its neighbouring country which has seen hundreds of people dead and properties destroyed. Biden further stated that the President of Russia, Putin may gain ground on the battlefield, but he will pay a high price over the invasion. Biden in his address said, “Let each of us if you’re able to stand, stand and send an unmistakable signal to Ukraine and the world. “While he [Putin] may make gains on the battlefield – he will pay a continuing high price over the long run.” The US President also threatened that the United States would take action against Russian oligarchs saying, “We are coming for your ill-begotten gains.” In a related development, Biden has warned Putin against attacking any member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).
According to Biden, US troops will not engage Russian forces in the current battle in Ukraine. He added that they will be on the ground to defend their NATO allies if Putin decides to keep moving west.