Joe Gets Cold Feet

Biden in Black Sea U-Turn as he CANCELS deployment of two warships despite calling Putin and threatening ‘repercussions’ over troop build-up on Ukraine border: hits Moscow with sanctions and expels ten diplomats

  • Biden cancelled the deployment of two US warships from the Black Sea amid the troop build-up in Ukraine
  • Actions in retaliation for the Kremlin’s interference in American elections, its aggressive actions in the Ukraine, and the SolarWinds cyber hack 
  • The White House also harshly denounced Moscow for offering the Taliban bounties for U.S. troops serving in Afghanistan
  • US sanctioned 32 Russian entities and individuals along with six tech companies 
  • Administration formally blamed Moscow for SolarWinds hack and accused Moscow of still trying to hack American targets 
  • Kremlin said Thursday it would respond in kind to any new ‘illegal’ U.S. sanctions