White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki said that if Russia invades Ukraine, all options are on the table.
“We are at a point where Russia can attack Ukraine at any moment,” she warned.
At a White House news conference, Jen Psaki took stock of the latest developments regarding tensions between Ukraine and Russia.
Reminding that US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken will make a trip to Ukraine and Germany, Psaki said Blinken will hold talks here to reduce tension between Ukraine and Russia.
And Psaki announced in a phone call between Blinken and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov this morning that they had agreed to hold a meeting in Geneva.
And that Blinken will warn Russia not to de-escalate tensions during this meeting.
Psaki expressed that the person responsible for the tension between Ukraine and Russia is Russian President Vladimir Putin, who has amassed tens of thousands of soldiers on the border. Psaki said:
“Let me be frank, the situation is very dangerous now, we are at a point where Russia can attack Ukraine at any moment.
Blinken will openly state that there is a diplomatic course in this regard in the meeting in Geneva, Putin will not stop the grave economic consequences of the invasion of Ukraine, and they are dependent on the Russians.”
Psaki stressed that all options are on the table in the event of a Russian invasion of Ukraine, saying they are in close contact with their European partners on economic sanctions.