Washington is ready to face either aggression or diplomacy from Moscow, regarding a final action of invading Ukraine as an act of war against the NATO alliances. This was the message conveyed by U.S Secretary of State Antony Blinken after Western nations have alerted that a war might arise at any given moment in Ukraine. Apparently, the continuing diplomatic talks including between POTUS Joe Biden and Russian President Putin is not expected to change the current status quo.
Blinken told reporters in Fiji that If Putin wants to resolve the standoff in a diplomatic manner, Washington is more than ready to fulfil its role.
However, the US would impose swift economic sanctions if Moscow pursues its plan of invading Ukraine. Nevertheless, the US State Secretary said he hopes Putin will choose dialogue and diplomacy, because US government along with the NATO alliance are prepared if he decides otherwise.
In the meantime, the U.S and allied governments are persuading their citizens to leave Ukraine as Moscow still plans to invade the country anytime soon. Over 100,000 Russian troops have amassed around the Ukrainian border but will have to clash with NATO allies already dispersed in neighboring European countries. NATO continues to reinforce its eastern side according to NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg. A longer presence is also being considered in the Black Sea region. U.S troops are being deployed in eastern Romania, as its show of support in upholding the security of European countries against invasions.