As Vanity Fair put it so succinctly:

Another Cold War with the West. “It’s not in anybody’s interest,” Biden said at the time. Asked about that assessment earlier this year in a press conference, as Putin amassed troops along Ukraine’s borders, Biden mostly stood by it, but seemed to add a qualifier: “He’s making that decision,” Biden said of a Russian invasion. “And I suspect it matters which side of the bed he gets up on in the morning as to exactly what he’s going to do.”