Linda Thomas-Greenfield said the Biden administration “has made clear” the US will not “put boots on the ground,” she told CNN’s Dana Bash on “State of the Union.”We’re not going to put American troops in danger. That means we’re not going to put American troops in the air as well, but we will work with the Ukrainians to give them the ability to defend themselves.”
Thomas-Greenfield also said that the US has “not taken anything off the table” when asked about targeting the Russian energy sector with sanctions, which so far has not happened.
“We’re ramping up as the Russians ramp up, so there’s more to come. And while energy is not on — in this current announcement, it doesn’t mean it’s off the table, but we also want to do everything we can to protect our own economy from the impact of this,” she said.
She did not give a precise timing for when sanctions will hit the Russian Central Bank but said “this is happening very, very quickly.”
This is a breaking story and will be updated.