President Joe Biden has issued a warning to American citizens to leave Ukraine.
During an interview with a broadcasting outlet on Thursday, Biden explained that the United States will not delegate troops to rescue Americans if the Russians invade Ukraine.
He highlighted the possibility of a possible invasion after increased threats and activities at the Ukrainian border these past days.
“It’s not like we’re dealing with a terrorist organization. We’re dealing with one of the largest armies in the world.
“It’s a very different situation and things could go crazy quickly,” Biden stated.
The US President also sounded with a tone of urgency during the interview—a bit more than his previous warnings to the Americans still in Ukraine.
Furthermore, he warned on the danger of the US and military forces being at loggerheads, stating the need to avoid a crossfire between both countries.
“That’s a world war when Americans and Russia start shooting at one another.
“We’re in a very different world than we’ve ever been,” he said.
In a press conference on Monday with Olaf Scholz; the German Chancellor, President Biden stated that it would be bad to see Americans get caught in a crossfire in the event of an invasion.
To the effect, the State Department further issued a separate advisory explaining that it will not be possible to evacuate US citizens with Russia military action in Ukraine. The document also revealed that consulate services will be heavily impacted; thereby affecting aid activities to American citizens who want to depart the shores of Ukraine.
Biden’s warning comes after reports at the beginning of the week claimed that a large-scale invasion could result in at least 50,000 civilian casualties. Possibilities of a humanitarian refugee crisis was also stated as an after-effect if the Ukrainian government is left devastated.
Lastly, Biden disclosed warnings he made to Putin concerning consequences to follow, if Americans get affected by any Russian activity in Ukraine.