This week US citizens were told they should not travel to Ukraine because of the unpredictable situation increasing volatile situation. President Biden said that they are considering personal sanctions on President Vladimir Putin even though that is rarely ever done. This would give them the message that actions against Ukraine would be costly.
Russia responded by saying “imposing sanctions on Putin personally would not hurt him but would be politically destructive”. They have put thousands of troops near their border with Ukraine, but they have denied any planes to attack.