U.S begins to deploy its contingent in Eastern Europe. 3000 soldiers whose objective is to defend the members of the NATO of any aggression. These are the first that have come to Germany of the 300 who will be in this country.
The United States plans to distribute another 1,000 in Romania and 1700 in Poland. The Division 82 It was the first to land on Polish territory, the rest of the troops will arrive in the next few days. The Pentagon has specified that this entire contingent “will not fight in Ukraine”, where what does arrive is US military cargo. This Saturday the Ukrainians downloaded new US shipments at Boryspil airport.
on the side of Russia and his partners, two supersonic bombers long-range Russians completed a four-hour patrol mission in Belarus. In the Russian partner there is already a dozen fighters fourth-generation systems and air defense long range.
The Su-25CM squadron traveled more than 7,000 kilometers from the Russian Far East to participate next week in the joint military exercises “Allied Determination-2022”, which have aroused the suspicion of NATO.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg denounced that Moscow will also place the feared Iskander tactical missiles in the neighboring country, capable of overcoming the US anti-missile shield, although the Russian Defense Ministry has not reported this.
In contrast, the Belarusian Foreign Minister, Vladimir Makéi, replied that “The fantasy about military aggression from the territory of Belarus against Ukraine is simply ridiculous.”
According to the White House, hehe Russians have already deployed 5,000 of the 30,000 soldiers that they intend to take to the border between Ukraine Y Belarus. A whole contingent that would be added to the 100,000 soldiers than Russia keeps stationed near Ukraine and that are the origin of this escalation of tensions.
Neither Russian politicians nor analysts expect the head of the Kremlin, Vladimir Putin, to withdraw his troops from the border soon, since such war games do not represent a great economic cost and are an ace in the hole in security negotiations with USA and NATO.
In addition, no one puts their hand in the fire that the threat of a war in Ukraine has disappeared, even more so when the conflict in Donbas between the Ukrainian Army and the pro-Russian militias has never ceased since 2014 despite repeated ceasefires.
The Russian órdago is still on the table. In addition, Putin received on Friday the support of the Chinese leader, Xi Jinping, in his confrontation with the Western powers, which both called to abandon the ideology of the Cold War.
For this reason, the French president, Emmanuel Macron, will travel to Moscow on Monday to meet with Putin and call for a de-escalation in exchange for the start of a negotiation on the new security architecture on the continent.
And next on the list will be German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, who is being pressured in Berlin to abandon the “change through trade” policy towards Moscow as obsolete.
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.