The relief news came amid rising tensions in Eastern Europe when it was said that Russian troops stationed near Ukraine were returning to their bases. However, America still does not believe in this promise of Russia. US President Joe Biden said on Tuesday that US officials have yet to confirm Russia’s claim that Russian troops would withdraw.
In his White House address, Biden said – the Russian army still remains in a state of attack. There is still a possibility of an attack from the Russian side, but we are fully committed to preventing a Russian attack diplomatically. We have no intention of sending US troops to Ukraine. However, we have provided Ukraine with military equipment and training to deal with a possible attack.
Attack against one NATO country Attack against all
The US President has once again reiterated his commitment to stand firmly with NATO countries. Biden said that America will defend every inch of land in NATO territory with full force. An attack against one NATO country is an attack against all of us.
Biden said – nations have the right to sovereignty and territorial integrity. However, we will not compromise on the basic principles. Russia is not threatened by America, NATO or Ukraine. You are not our enemy and I am sure you also do not want a disastrous war against Ukraine.
The foreign ministers of America and Russia spoke
Diplomatic efforts are also continuing in Russia and the US to reduce military tensions in Eastern Europe. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken also expressed his concerns to Russia on Tuesday.
To reduce tension, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken also spoke to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Tuesday. Both the foreign ministers have once again reiterated the need to resolve this crisis in a diplomatic manner. “Secretary Blinken has expressed our concerns to his Russian counterpart,” State Department spokesman Ned Price said. We have spoken of de-escalation at the border.
Ukraine has doubts
According to a report from CNN, Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Dmitro Kuleba has cast doubt on Russia’s announcement of withdrawal of troops. “Various statements are being made constantly from Russia, so our rule is – see and then believe,” he said. We will not believe in de-escalation till we see the soldiers going back.