China asked Putin to hold off until after the Olympics.What changed in 2021 besides Biden publicly declaring that we wouldn’t send soldiers to defend Ukraine?
WASHINGTON – President Joe Biden said Wednesday that his administration was not considering sending U.S. troops to Ukraine amid an alarming Russian military buildup on its shared border.
“Unilateral troops in Ukraine not on the table,” Biden told reporters at the White House.
Do you think it was when he pissed in the face of the ‘little‘ members of NATO?
Biden Infuriates Eastern NATO Allies With Outreach to Russia09 Dec 2021
(Bloomberg) -- East European countries have reacted critically to a U.S. proposal that a handful of North Atlantic Treaty Organization allies could meet with Russia to discuss its military build-up along Ukraine’s borders.
One government in the region is furious and seeking immediate clarification on what exactly President Joe Biden is planning, according to a diplomat from the country who declined to be named speaking on a confidential issue.
What do you think caused Putin to :checks notes: change absolutely nothing with regard to Russia’s policy with Ukraine?
Putin had wanted to do it during the Olympics. Symbolic, because the 2014 Winter Olympics is when the US pulled off the transition in Ukraine.
Putin agreed to China's request.