The White House confirmed that the administration of US President Joe Biden will not send armed forces to Ukraine to fight a war with Russia under any circumstances.
“I don’t know how many times I’ll have to repeat that,” White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki said during a press conference on Wednesday evening, in response to a question on this matter. “There is no scenario in which the president will send American forces to fight Russia in Ukraine.”
Psaki reiterated, “We will not go to war with Russia, and we will not deploy forces in Ukraine to fight against Russia. This vision and this position of the president have not changed.”
And the US Department of Defense recently announced the transfer of dozens of combat helicopters, 8 F-35 fighters, and 800 additional soldiers from its forces previously deployed in Europe to Poland and the Baltic countries to “strengthen the eastern flank of NATO” by order of Biden.
Biden accused his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, on Tuesday, of starting an “invasion of Ukraine” against the background of his recognition of the independence of the Donetsk and Luhansk people’s republics, announcing the imposition of sanctions on Russia and taking measures to “strengthen allies” in Eastern Europe, and stated in a speech: “I will say very clearly that these Purely defensive steps by us, we have no intention of fighting Russia.”
Biden stressed, however: “We want to send a clear message that the United States and its allies will defend every inch of NATO territory while honoring our commitments to the alliance.”