The US president said that Russian President Vladimir Putin “is smart enough not to actually do something that would negatively affect American citizens.”
US President Joe Biden stated that there is no scenario in which Washington would send its troops to Ukraine to evacuate US citizens, stressing that “there will be a world war when the Americans and Russia start shooting at each other.” to others”.
During an interview with NBC News, the president addressed his citizens who are in Ukraine and asked them to leave the country “now.”
“It’s not like we’re dealing with a terrorist organization. We’re dealing with one of the largest militaries in the world. It’s a very different situation and things can get crazy quickly,” he said.
At the same time, Biden asserted that Russian President Vladimir Putin “is smart enough not to actually do something that would negatively affect American citizens.”
Claims about a possible Russian invasion of Ukraine have been intensifying in the West since last November, when several media outlets aired alleged plans to carry out such an operation.
Russia, in turn, has repeatedly dismissed such accusations as false and unfounded .
The Ukrainian authorities themselves have repeatedly ruled out any indication of an invasion. Ukrainian Defense Minister Alexei Reznikov stated on Monday that his department does not observe any force prepared for an offensive among the Russian troops stationed near the Ukrainian border.