The president of the United States, Joe Biden, assured that a direct confrontation between NATO and Russia would result in the Third World War.
“I want to be clear: We will defend every inch of NATO territory with the full might of a united and galvanized NATO,” Trump tweeted.
“But we will not fight a war against Russia in Ukraine. A direct confrontation between NATO and Russia is World War III.”
Biden has repeatedly ruled out sending US troops for a direct confrontation with Russia.
The president also indicated that he will prevent exports of American luxury goods, an industry that generates US$550 million annually. Among the products that the Russian market will not have access to are some watches, vehicles and jewelry.
In the same way, the US and its allies will seek to revoke Russia’s status as a permanent trading partner, one of the fundamental principles of international trade that the World Trade Organization oversees.
“Putin is an aggressor. He is an aggressor and he must pay a price,” the president said.
“We are showing our strength and we are not going to give up,” he added.