In recent weeks, there has been an increase in the number of US troops in Europe. These troops are on the border of Ukraine and Romania, and they are preparing for a potential invasion of Ukraine by Russian forces. The troops are part of the 101st Airborne Division, and they are taking part in NATO war games in Romania. This is a clear sign that the US is preparing for a possible war with Russia.
The presence of US troops in Europe is a direct response to the increasing aggression of Russia. In 2014, Russia annexed Crimea from Ukraine, and they have been supporting separatist rebels in eastern Ukraine ever since. This has led to a civil war in Ukraine that has killed more than 10,000 people. The US and NATO have been working to support Ukraine against Russia, and the increased presence of US troops is a sign that they are serious about defending Ukraine from Russian aggression.
A war between the US and Russia would have catastrophic consequences. Both countries are nuclear powers, and a war between them could easily lead to the use of nuclear weapons. This would be an absolute disaster for the world, and it would kill millions of people. Additionally, a war between the US and Russia would almost certainly lead to the involvement of other countries, as both sides would try to rally allies to their cause. This could easily escalate into a global conflict that would devastate the world.
"They discussed the situation in Ukraine which is rapidly deteriorating," the Russian defence ministry said of Shoigu's call with French Defence Minister Sebastien Lecornu. "It is trending towards further uncontrolled escalation."
Shoigu spoke separately to Turkey's defence minister, Hulusi Akar, and Britain's Ben Wallace.
Shoigu's ministry said he had told his French, Turkish and British counterparts of Moscow's concern that Ukraine could detonate a "dirty bomb" - a device laced with radioactive material. Russia has provided no evidence to substantiate such a claim.
Previous Russian assertions that Ukraine might resort to using banned weapons such as biological arms have stirred concerns in the West that Moscow might be preparing to stage "false flag" attacks and blame them on Kyiv.
The Pentagon's readout of the call said Austin told Shoigu he "rejected any pretext for Russian escalation." Austin also "reaffirmed the value of continued communication."
The White House National Security Council in a statement said it rejected Shoigu's false allegations that Ukraine is preparing to use a dirty bomb on its own territory.
“This reads like Russian false flag groundwork. Troubling that it’s happening at the defense minister level," one military expert said after Sergei Shoigu expressed "concerns about possible provocations by Ukraine with the use of a "dirty bomb." https://t.co/HLeJQh94N2
— Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (@RFERL) October 23, 2022
After Russian defense minister Shoigu claimed Ukraine was preparing to use a “dirty bomb,” the NSC spokesperson rejects his “transparently false allegations.” “The world would see through any attempt to use this allegation as a pretext for escalation,” Adrienne Watson says.
— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) October 23, 2022
The increased presence of US troops in Europe is a sign that the US is preparing for a possible war with Russia. This is a very dangerous situation, as a war between the US and Russia could easily lead to nuclear conflict. It is important that all sides involved in this dispute work towards peace so that we can avoid a devastating global conflict.
If you ask me, there is far too much going on and the United States should have just stayed out of it, but since Joe Biden is tied to Ukraine, he is likely forced to defend them against Russia.