President Joe Biden will convene the Nationwide Safety Council on Sunday amid hovering worldwide tensions over the expected Russian invasion of Ukraine, the White Home introduced.
The assembly will happen someday after Russian chief Vladimir Putin oversaw missile drills in an obvious show of navy would possibly as violence was reported in Ukraine areas below the management of pro-Moscow separatists.
“President Biden continues to monitor the evolving state of affairs in Ukraine, and is being up to date usually about occasions on the bottom by his nationwide safety group,” White Home Press Secretary Jen Psaki stated in a press release.
“They reaffirmed that Russia might launch an assault in opposition to Ukraine at any time.”
Psaki stated that the president acquired an replace on Saturday afternoon about Vice President Kamala Harris’ meetings at the Munich Security Conference, with Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and different European leaders.
In a speech in Munich, Harris promised “important and unprecedented financial prices” for Russia if “additional invades” Ukraine. Russia continues to disclaim it’s planning to invade, regardless of amassing a reported 150,000 troops alongside the border with Ukraine.
Zelenskyy tweeted Saturday that he had an “urgent conversation” with French President Emmanuel Macron the place he reported “aggravation on the frontline” and the shelling that killed two Ukraine troopers and others within the Donetsk area.
“Mentioned the necessity and potential methods of rapid de-escalation & political-diplomatic settlement,” Zelenskyy wrote.