US President Joe Biden on Friday said he had moved 12,000 troops along the borders with Russia, such as Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania, and Romania, while asserting that Vladimir Putin will not be victorious in the war he has waged against Ukraine.

Iran PressEurope: Addressing members of the House Democratic Caucus on Friday, Biden stressed over "not fighting a third World War in Ukraine" but avowed sending an "unmistakable message that we will defend every inch of NATO territory."

Biden vowed that Russia would pay a "severe price" if it used chemical weapons in Ukraine while also pledging to avoid provoking Moscow into "World War III."

Biden said the security assistance that the US provides has been critical for Ukrainian defense.

On February 24, Russian forces launched military operations in Ukraine, three days after Moscow recognized Ukraine's breakaway regions -- Donetsk and Luhansk -- as independent entities.

"The idea that we're going to send in offensive equipment and have planes and tanks and trains going in with American pilots and American crews, just understand -- and don't kid yourself, no matter what you all say -- that's called World War Three," he said.

"As a result, we've been able to ramp up our economic pressure on Putin and further isolate Russia on the global stage," he said.


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