Blinken threatened Russia with sanctions that have not been applied before

This was stated by the US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken after the meeting of the NATO foreign ministers in Riga. The United States threatened Russia in the event of aggression against Ukraine with such sanctions that they did not dare to apply earlier. US Deputy Secretary of State Victoria Nuland also announced new, unprecedented sanctions against Russia. Kirby noted that the United States “ continues to observe with great concern the movements of Russian military units near the border with Ukraine. We know that he creates the potential to do so in a short time if he decides to, & raquo ;, & mdash; continued Blinken. ''
He stressed that Moscow needs legal guarantees, because Western countries did not fulfill themselves verbal obligations. But I can say that we continue to see movement, we continue to see an increase in their strength '', & mdash; he said. President Vladimir Putin proposed starting negotiations on achieving legal guarantees of NATO's eastward expansion. According to him, Russia intends to seek “ reliable and long-term security guarantees '' and in negotiations with the United States and its allies, he will “ insist on the development of specific agreements excluding any NATO moves to the east. “If Russia takes the path of confrontation with Ukraine, we have made it clear that we will respond decisively, including a number of high-impact economic measures that we have refrained from in the past,” & mdash; quoted by Reuters US Secretary of State. ''
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg also made a statement on sanctions against Russia. Washington urged Russia to withdraw its troops from the Ukrainian border. “[Moscow's aggressive actions] will be met with serious economic moves and sanctions that have never happened before,” “mdash; she said. “ We don't know if President [Vladimir] Putin made the decision to invade. The President stressed that “ legitimate Russian security concerns '' were ignored and are still being ignored. “Everyone is aware of the oral assurances given that NATO will not expand eastward,” & mdash; noted Putin, but, according to him, everything was done exactly the opposite. “ We are closely monitoring this, and as for the number, I would not now give an assessment of what we see here. The announcement followed after the meeting of the Foreign Ministers of NATO countries

Anthony Blinken
In the event of Russian aggression against Ukraine, the United States will use such effective sanctions, from which they previously refrained from applying. The secretary general said that the foreign ministers also discussed possible economic sanctions and political measures against Russia in the event of an 'aggression in Ukraine'. Источник On the eve of the Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said that Russia continues to increase the number of its troops near the border with Ukraine.