Blinken: Russia border crossing would be act of aggression

Immediately ahead of the next round of top-level talks on a diplomatic solution to the Ukraine crisis, the United States has clarified that any border incursion by Russian troops would constitute aggression. Such an incident would provoke a “rapid, serious and joint response” from Western allies, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Thursday in Berlin after a meeting with German leader Annalena Baerbock. He said this included attempts at destabilization, such as through hybrid attacks or paramilitary actions.

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