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Newsline: US ambassador says it would be ‘disastrous’ for Russia to invade Ukraine

Acting U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Kristina Kvien on Sunday said a Russian invasion of Ukraine would be “disastrous,” pointing to potential casualties on both sides and “devastating sanctions” on Moscow. “Ultimately, President Putin has to decide not to take a path that will be disastrous,” Kvien said, referring to the Russian leader, during an appearance on ABC’s “This Week.” (https://news.yahoo.com/us-ambassador-says-disastrous-russia-155425927.html) She emphasized that the two sides would experience repercussions from a Russian invasion, adding that both countries would see casualties and Moscow would face “devastating sanctions” from the U.S. and allied nations. “Disastrous for Ukraine, of course, with the potential for thousands of casualties, but also disastrous for Russia, not only because Ukraine will fight and Russia will face casualties too, but also because Russia will face devastating sanctions by the United States and other partners and allies if they take this path,” she said.

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