Croatia’s president struck a note of disunity on Tuesday, however, threatening to withdraw the country’s troops from NATO forces in Eastern Europe if tensions between Russia and Ukraine ramp up further.
Also on Tuesday, Russia announced a new series of military drills across its territory, including near Ukraine and in annexed Crimea.
… If he were to move in with all those forces, it would be the largest invasion since World War II.
On Monday, Biden held a call to discuss the Russia-Ukraine crisis with the leaders of France, Germany, Italy, Poland and the United Kingdom.
Biden himself said on Tuesday that he “may be moving some of those troops in the nearer term, just because it takes time.
They’re along the Russian border,” Biden said, adding that “spillover effects could occur” as a result of a Russian invasion.
But, as I said, there are going to be serious economic consequences if [Putin] moves,” Biden said. »