Biden says sending troops to Ukraine not an option

19:58, 09 December 2021
Biden says sending troops to Ukraine not an option Photo: Oliver Contreras/Global Look Press

US President Joe Biden said that the option of sending American troops to Ukraine in response to the growing tensions with Russia is “not on the table.”

Despite that, the President said that other serious measures are being viewed to address Russia’s potential aggression against its neighbor.

Even if in a war scenario the US would not actively use its army it would still provide help to Ukraine and bolster its defences.

His statements came just a day after the video conference where he discussed the situation with the Russian President.

Biden himself described his approach with Putin during the meeting as “straightforward.”

"It would depend upon what the rest of the NATO countries were willing to do as well," he said in a statement.

"But the idea that the United States is going to unilaterally use force to confront Russia invading Ukraine is not ... in the cards right now," he added.

He also said that another meeting will be held between Russia and NATO countries were Russia’s concerns would be discussed.

Until now not all the future sanctions were revealed but among those that are known are economic sanctions that would target Russia’s banks and make them unable to operate.

A measure that could lead to such a scenario would be the cutting of Russia from the SWIFT banking systems.

The Russian national currency, the rouble has already experienced the effect of the Biden-Putin talks.