No US military will be deployed in Ukraine as tensions mount over the looming prospect of a Russian military incursion, President Biden said on Tuesday.
The US military in the midst of the Russian-Ukrainian crisis
Washington — According to administration officials, President Biden plans to send tens of thousands of American troops, as well as warships and planes. It will send NATO allies in the Baltics and Eastern Europe, part of an expansion of US military engagement amid growing fears of a Russian incursion into Ukraine.
In the recent Forbes report, despite a growing Russian military presence on the Ukrainian border, Biden assured reporters on Tuesday that the United States had “no intention” of placing troops on the ground in Ukraine. Additionally, Biden said Tuesday that if Russia invades Ukraine, there would be “serious economic implications.”
So far, none of the military options discussed include sending more US troops to Ukraine. President Joe Biden is making it clear he doesn’t want to get involved in another battle after America’s traumatic withdrawal from Afghanistan last year.
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Battle of the Allies
According to Ukrainian military intelligence, more than 125,000 Russian servicemen are stationed at the Ukrainian border. The Pentagon said Monday that the Russians had no intention of defusing. The United States sent $200 million in lethal military aid to Ukraine in December. It includes ammunition for Ukrainian soldiers.
In the Forbes article, following a meeting with Russian Foreign Ministry Sergey Lavrov in Geneva last week. Additionally, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said he sees a clear path to reaching a diplomatic resolution with Russia.
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