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U.S., Germany Say Any Russian Aggression Against Ukraine Would Trigger Response

  • Crisis is at ‘decisive juncture,’ Blinken says in Berlin
  • Four-way meeting in Berlin highlights efforts to deter Russia
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Biden Warns Putin, Expects Russia to Move In on Ukraine
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The U.S. and Germany said any Russian aggression against Ukraine would trigger a serious response, pushing to offset remarks from President Joe Biden suggesting that Western allies might struggle to react to a small-scale attack. 

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock delivered the warning after a four-way meeting in Berlin with counterparts from France and the U.K., a show of unity amid Russia’s buildup of troops on its border with Ukraine.