On Wednesday, the President Biden government formulated a program for American military troops to help withdraw U.S. citizens once they cross into Poland should Moscow invade its neighbor, measures that came one day before a major Russian military drills along Ukrainian border that some administrators concern could cover for an attack.
According to the American officials, approximately 7500 U.S. citizens are registered with the Embassy of the U.S. in Ukraine and almost thousands additional could be in the country but the American administration is hopeless to track them.
The White House stated there’re no intentions for the U.S. military personnel from the 82nd Airborne Division, which started arriving in the Central European country of Poland recent week, to enter Ukraine – onetime Soviet Republic. Moreover, they’d grip logistics and other assistance on the Polish border and help Americans who have reached Poland.
According to the White House official, who discussed government deliberations, they’re not preparing for a mass clearance of US nationals from Ukraine. Joe Biden, the U.S. President, has been clear that they anticipate U.S. people in the country would be sensible to leave the Ukrainian land.
Furthermore, John Kirby, the spokesman for the U.S. Defense Department, evoked the prospect that American soldiers set up tents or shelters in Poland for evacuees to the former Soviet Republic. But Mr. Kirby said he did not visualize an action in which the armed force would unwaveringly assist pulling out civilians from dangerous situation.
Moreover, Kirby said that the U.S. State Department has been extremely consistent regarding warning US nationals away from moving to Ukraine. He added that U.S. citizens still in Ukraine have the opportunity right away to do the right thing, while there is chance to do it.
Russia Deployed S-400 Missile Systems and Su-35 Fighter Planes
On Wednesday, top Russian military commanders flew into an East European landlocked country of Belarus for military drills, set to direct thirty thousand military personnel as they train for ten days with the military of Belarus in the newest show of Russia’s troops on the border with Ukraine. The drills also involved sophisticated weapon systems.
Joint military drills of #Belarus and Russia are set to start today.Increased Russian military presence in Belarus is not only a threat to our western and southern neighbours but also to us in Belarus that is currently weak because Lukashenko keep destroying media & civil society pic.twitter.com/nJRRi9IGre
— Hanna Liubakova (@HannaLiubakova) February 10, 2022
The Moscow Kremlin has proclaimed the installation of S-400 missile systems – a mobile, surface-to-air missile (SAM) system – and many Su-35 fighter planes into Belarus for the drills, with a Russian Army General, the current Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, Gen. Valery Gerasimov, in command of the exercises that begin on Tuesday. The military training in Belarus is the newest threat to the former Soviet Republic, whose capital city Kyiv is located only 130 miles to the South. In addition, Russia deployed war vessels to the Black Sea and positioned over one hundred thousand military personnel along NATO’s Eastern Flank countries.
Ukrainian forces will start military exercises on Thursday using military drones and antitank weapons delivered by America and its NATO allies. Oleksii Reznikov, the Defense Minister of Ukraine, has said the exercises, planned to have effect through 20th February, are a response to the Moscow drills near the Ukrainian border.
Additionally, the Ukraine’s Defense Minister said Moscow has accumulated 140000 troops in the region. Earlier, American officials have said that number could increase to 0.175 million and that Kremlin is stationing the troops necessary for an extensive invasion into Ukraine.