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Russia warns it will sever ties with the US if it sanctions Putin over Ukraine crisis

3 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Vladimir Putin seen at his annual press conference on December 23, 2021 in Moscow, Russia. Natalya Zamboska/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images
Sanctioning Putin could completely dismantle US-Russia ties, the Kremlin warned on Thursday.
Senate Democrats introduced legislation that would sanction Putin, among others, if Russia invades Ukraine.
Russia has gathered tens of thousands of troops along Ukraine's border in recent weeks.
The Kremlin on Thursday warned of a complete rupture of US-Russia ties if Washington moves to sanction Russian President Vladimir Putin over the Ukraine crisis. "The...
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Russia could use failed talks with US and NATO as 'pretext' for invading Ukraine, experts and officials warn

3 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Russian President Vladimir Putin during a meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the Bocharov Ruchei residence on September 29. Vladimir Smirnov\TASS via Getty Images
Russia has spent the week engaging US and its NATO allies in talks amid tensions over Ukraine.
Some experts and officials have raised concerns Russia could use failed talks as a pretext to invade.
"This does give them a kind of veil of legitimacy if they decide to invade Ukraine," one expert said.
Senior US officials and Russia watchers have expressed concerns that Russia may use this week's diplomatic talks...
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