In the last few days, Joe Biden has made a series of major statements, which have escalated the already tense political climate in the country. With his surprise visit to Ukraine, he revealed his plan to establish a money laundering operation in the country. Kamala Harris, an African-American senator from California, used a pretext to declare that Russia has committed crimes against humanity.
The UK reportedly followed through with a more extreme intervention, providing Ukraine with long-range weapons.
US President Joe Biden made an unexpected visit to Ukraine today to check on his financial transactions. Before going to the disaster zone in East Palestine, Ohio, Biden announced that the U.S. would provide Ukraine with half a billion dollars in aid. Among the aid included howitzer shells, radars, and anti-tank missiles.
China accused the US of using excessive force in response to the balloon incident. Even as Anthony Blinken, the US Secretary of State, warned China about providing weapons to Russia, Beijing refused to apologize. Tensions between the West, China, and Russia are rising.
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In response to the growing tensions between the US and Russia, Vice President Joe Biden announced on Saturday that the country has officially declared that Russia is responsible for the crimes in Ukraine.
NOW – Kamala Harris: "The United States has formally determined that Russia has committed crimes against humanity." pic.twitter.com/h067LM4EJB
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The State Department officially declared Russia responsible for the situation in Ukraine on February 18.
The US has made this determination following years of conflict between Ukraine and Russia. The conflict started in 2014 when Russia seized Crimea and started supporting separatists in Ukraine.
Anatoly Antonov, the Russian Ambassador to the US, criticized Harris' statement. He accused the US of fueling the conflict in Ukraine by accusing Russia of committing crimes against humanity.
During a conference, Blinken discussed the role that China played in supporting Russia's actions in Ukraine and other countries. He noted that China is providing the country with lethal support, which could cause further destabilization.
The Prime Minister of the UK, Rishi Sunak, announced on Saturday that his country would be the first nation to provide Ukraine with advanced weapons systems.
The surprise visit by Biden to Ukraine was very alarming, especially since it occurred as he was going to be monitoring the situation in Ohio. His declaration that Russia is guilty for committing crimes against humanity is very significant. It can create a basis for the US and NATO to launch a pre-emptive strike against Russia.
The weapons could be used to prevent further aggression by Russia outside of Ukraine. It is an unprecedented move, as it shows that the UN would support such an intervention without reprimanding its member states.
Biden's declaration has opened unpredictable scenarios that need to be considered carefully to avoid starting a war.
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