Amid the recent conflict between US and Russia over the Ukraine crisis, US President Joe Biden has exhorted the installation of more troops in Europe to resist the invasion by Russia. According to estimation around 2,000 troops would be sent to Poland and Germany this week and following the 1,000 troops already present in Germany will further go to Romania, the Pentagon says.
Though Russia has incessantly denied the claims of invading Ukraine but contradictorily has installed 100,000 troops near the Ukraine border. Moscow denies all the accusations made by the US authorities has stated that the US act of deployment is “destructive”. Simultaneously Moscow alleged the Ukrainian government of failing to execute the Minsk agreement- an international agreement to regain peace to the east where Russian-backed rebels control and monitor swathes of territory.
The Pentagon claims that the US troops being deployed will not fight in Ukraine rather they are being deployed to ensure the defence of US allies. The Pentagon spokesperson John Kirby further said “it is crucial to send a strong and explicit message to Mr Putin and the world that NATO matters to the United States and it matters to our allies.
On the other hand, Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed the Ukraine crisis with UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson via phone on Wednesday. Mr Johnson acknowledged that “all European Democracies have a right to aspire to NATO membership”, and Russia opposes the Ukraine act of joining the security alliance. Concurrently Russian President tried to highlight Ukraine’s act of “sabotaging” the Minsk agreement and NATO’s reluctance to respond appropriately to justify concerns.