US Deputy Secretary of State for Political Affairs Victoria Nuland said that the administration of US President Joe Biden has prepared 18 possibilities to respond in the event of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
“In principle, I won’t talk about the 18 different scenarios,” Nuland said, in an interview published today, Saturday, in the British newspaper, “Financial Times.”
Nuland stressed that the sanctions imposed by the United States and European countries on Russia may differ from each other.
“Sometimes it is more difficult for us than in Europe to do some things, it is difficult for us, and sometimes it is the opposite,” she said.
White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki said the United States had set the timing for Russia’s “invasion” of Ukraine. According to her, Moscow may invent the necessary pretext for such actions, while Russia has repeatedly denied having any plans to launch any offensive against Ukraine, and rejected Western and Ukrainian accusations of this.