Joe Biden is about to get his first major test regarding foreign policy.
Russia’s Vladimir Putin has reportedly deployed 85,000 troops and his “robot army” to the border of Ukraine in what many believe is a prelude to a major military conflict.
So far, the United States has moved several warships into the Black Sea area, but that is being touted as business as usual rather than an actual response to the moves made by Putin.
Ready for War
The forces that have been moved into the area by Putin are both powerful and noticeable, meaning this does not appear to be a mere presence but rather a force ready for action.
Among the units that were deployed are “strike robots.”
The unmanned units are actually tanks equipped with flamethrowers, anti-tank missiles, and a 30mm automatic gun.
Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu stated, “We expect to continue expanding the range of robots, which, of course, are already in demand in the military today.
“These will be heavy robots (for mine clearance) and everything related to the further development of scouts, radiation and chemical reconnaissance robots.
“This applies to surface and underwater robots.”
Ukraine Defense Minister Andrii Taran believes this is a huge act of aggression on the part of Russia.
He stated, “It should be noted that the intensification of the armed aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine is possible only if an appropriate political decision is made at the highest level in the Kremlin.”
Alyona Getmanchuk, director of the New Europe Centre think tank in Kyiv, added, “What is quite clear for me is that Zelensky and the people around him are seriously concerned about a possible invasion.”
If Russia does make a move, this is not something the United States will be able to stay out of, putting Joe Biden in the position of entering the United States in a conflict against another major power only months into his administration.
Source: The Sun