International community isolates Putin: White Housetext_fields
Washington: After Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid a phone call to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, the White House stated that Russian President Vladimir Putin is being isolated by the International community, PTI reported.
On Tuesday, White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters at her daily news conference, "We're asking that countries around the world, and we've been very clear about that, continue to speak out publicly and continue to engage diplomatically on this as well. And so, I think that's what you're seeing from the prime minister (of India),"
Saying that, though she does not have anything to read out of any recent conversation between US President Joe Biden and PM Modi, Jean-Pierre said, "But his public comments directly to Putin are very clear. Now is not the time for war. And it's not the time, he was even more specific to that, he said his war, Putin's war, he was alluding to."
"Look, Putin is facing further isolation from international communities as countries make clear that Putin's decisions do have a lot of sympathy," Jean-Pierre said.
"When it comes to the potential nuclear threat, we have been very, very clear about that. We take any nuclear weapons or nuclear sabre rattling very seriously here," she said.
"I do want to say that we have not seen any reason to adjust our own strategic nuclear posture, nor do we have indication that Russia is preparing to imminently use nuclear weapons," she said.
Jean-Pierre said that Ukraine is fighting for its sovereignty.
"This is something that we believe, not just the US, our allies and partners around the world," she said, The US is going to continue to make sure that they are there for the Ukrainians," the press secretary said.
"When you're talking about a country's democracy when you're talking about a country's freedom, it is important for us to be there and stand with the Ukrainian people. And that's what you're going to continue to see," she said.