Rep. Adam Schiff says it appears to be 'very likely' that Russia will invade Ukraine

The strongest deterrent against a Russian invasion of Ukraine may be economic sanctions, according to Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff.

"I think it would require enormous sanctions on Russia to deter what appears to be a very likely Russian invasion of Ukraine again," he said. Russia needs to know that we are all in this.

January 2, 2022.

Russian President Putin spoke with Biden last week, warning him that US sanctions could lead to a complete breakdown of ties between the two countries.
Biden promised that the United States would respond if there was an invasion.
Increased NATO activity in the area would be caused by an invasion. NATO operations in countries that border Russia have long frustrated Putin.

I think a powerful deterrent is the idea that if they do invade, it will bring NATO closer to Russia, not push it farther away. It will have the opposite impact of what Putin is trying to achieve if we move more NATO assets closer to Russia.