Blinken warned Russia of dire consequences
Published: 04:29 PM, 8 January 2022
US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken has warned Russia that any military action performed against Ukraine may have serious consequences.
The threat came after Moscow repeatedly denied allegations by the US government and its allies that Russia was preparing for a military invasion of Ukraine.
Important talks in goint take place between US and Russian diplomats in Europe next week.
Blinken made this statement on Friday, 'If Russia invades Ukraine again, we will deal with it with force,' he said. However he acknowledged that diplomatic approaches are enough to solve the matter with Russia.
Russian and US officials are expected to meet on Monday to discuss over the Ukraine issue. The United States has said in a statement that Moscow is preparing to launch an attack on Ukraine out of concern for Russia's territorial integrity. There is also a schedule of a NATO-Russia Council meeting next Wednesday.