President Joe Biden has confirmed that the U.S and its allies will respond ‘decisively’ to Russian actions near the Ukrainian border.
Biden has also indicated that the U.S will hit Russia with further economic sanctions if it moves into the Ukrainian territory.
Kremlin has demanded the removal of offensive weapons from the region and assurances of non-extension of NATO to the former Soviet Republics.
The White House dismissed the demands by Russia, claiming that the alliance would include any qualifying country.
Biden has informed the reporters that the Russian economy will pay a ‘heavy price’ if Russia continues its recent actions in Ukraine.
The statement by U.S President Joe Biden has come before the senior U.S and Russian officials meet on January 9-10th this year.