US President Joe Biden on Tuesday made an appeal for diplomacy to continue as the world watches to see if Russian President Vladimir Putin orders an invasion of neighboring Ukraine, but also warned that a Russian attack on Ukraine will “be met with overwhelming international condemnation”, reports CNN.
He added that the USA and its partners will “continue with diplomacy” with Russia.
Biden said the United States was “ready for anything to happen,” in a statement on the Russian-Ukrainian crisis.
“The USA is ready for whatever happens. We are prepared to continue to with diplomacy, to engage in diplomacy with Russia and our allies and partners for improving stability and security in Europe as a whole. And we are prepared to continue to work on diplomacy, but we are also prepared to respond in a united and decisive way with our allies and partners should Russia proceed,” Biden said.