Is America serious this time?Thousands of US troops are on standby after 170 tons of weapons arrived in Ukraine

2022-08-05 0 By

Tensions are rising between Ukraine and Russia, played up by western countries, according to the Global Times.Recently, the United States, which has always been a spectator, has added to the fuss.On The 24th, US officials said that 8,500 American troops were already at “high tension” and could be deployed to Eastern Europe at any time.NATO secretary General Jens Stoltenberg immediately said the alliance would send more ships and fighter jets to eastern Europe.Pentagon spokesman John Kirby told a news conference that Russia poses a threat to neighboring countries by deploying large numbers of troops along the border.More than 8,500 U.S. troops have been put on high alert in case of emergency.According to sources familiar with the matter, the order was issued by Defense Secretary Austin at the behest of U.S. President Joe Biden.Kirby said the “majority” of U.S. forces are ready to support NATO’s rapid reaction force in the event of an emergency.The NATO rapid reaction force is made up of about 40,000 multinational troops.According to US media, the move is aimed at deterring Russia on the one hand and reassuring its Allies on the other.Amid tensions between Russia and Ukraine, the Biden administration’s move is seen as adding fuel to the fire. The U.S. military delivered 80 tons of lethal weapons to Ukraine on Wednesday, following 90 tons of lethal weapons to Ukraine.In response, Russia has repeatedly proposed to the United States to stop supplying weapons to Ukraine.Obviously, the United States did not listen to Russia’s words, but is trying to “fan the flames”.In addition to providing military assistance to Ukraine, the US State Department said On Wednesday that the US embassy in Kiev would begin evacuating non-essential staff and their families this week, and urged US citizens in Ukraine to leave the country as soon as possible.The US cited “the continuing threat of Russian military action”.The Biden administration has overplayed its hand by supplying weapons to Ukraine while withdrawing people from the country. Instead of threatening Russia, the U.S. has “spooked” Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.After the US announced the evacuation of some of its staff, the Ukrainian government said the US response was “premature” and urged people not to panic too much.Ukrainian officials also explained that Russia was only conducting military exercises along the border, not increasing the number of troops.Other Ukrainian officials also bluntly say they are safer in Ukraine than in the United States.