Biden Says U.S. Would “Respond” To Russia If Putin Uses Chemical Or Biological Weapons

U.S. President, Joe Biden has stated that the United States will respond if Russia were to use chemical weapons in its invasion of Ukraine.

President Joe Biden on Thursday said that NATO would respond “in-kind” if Russia uses weapons of mass destruction in Ukraine.

The president spoke after a marathon of summit meetings with the European Union, G-7 partners, and NATO allies.

Biden also said he would support an effort to expel Russia from the G-20 group of economies.

The president declined to say whether the United States has evidence that China has helped Russia evade sanctions or sold American high-tech equipment to Russia in violation of export bans.

“I think that China understands that its economic futures much more closely tied to the West than it is to Russia,” said Biden. “And so I am hopeful that he does not get engaged,” Biden said.

Biden said NATO leaders discussed the need for NATO and the EU to set up a system to review any sanctions violations and “where, when and how” Russia is able to buy banned products.

On sanctions, Biden said the reason why he asked for the NATO meeting was “to be sure that after a month, we will sustain what we’re doing, not just next month, the following month, but for the remainder of this entire year. That’s what will stop (Putin).” 

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