President Joe Biden told the press Friday he made it clear to Russian President Vladimir Putin that he cannot move on Ukraine. And, should he make any more moves and go into Ukraine, there will be “severe sanctions.”
“We will increase our — our presence in Europe with our NATO allies,” Biden said. “And it will have to be a heavy price to pay for it.”
Biden said the sense he got from the cal was Putin agreed to have three major conferences in Europe beginning in mid-January.
“He laid out some of his concerns about NATO and the United States and Europe,” Biden said. “And we laid out ours. And we said we’d begin to negotiate some of those issues. But I made it clear that they only could work if, in fact, he deescalated, not escalated, the situation there.”