Inside the midst of tensions between Moscow and Kiev, US President Joe Biden warned Americans in Ukraine to leave the country quickly, saying that deploying US soldiers to evacuate would mean ‘global war.’
During an interview with NBC News, Biden declared, “American citizens should go now.” “It isn’t as if we are dealing with a terrorist group.
We’re up against one of the world’s largest militaries. It’s a whole different environment, and things may quickly spiral out of control “According to NBC News, he stated. When questioned whatever situation would necessitate the entry of US soldiers into Ukraine to remove Americans, Biden said: “That isn’t the case. When the US and Russia start shooting at each other, that’s when a world war breaks out.”
Likewise, the US State Department has released a new advice advising Americans in Ukraine to flee the country as soon as possible, reinforcing previous concerns. “Due to the higher threat of Russian military action and COVID-19, do not travel to Ukraine; those who are already there should escape through commercial or private means as soon as possible. If you stay in Ukraine, be extra cautious because of criminality, civic upheaval, and the possibility of combat operations if Russia intervenes militarily. There is a higher risk in some regions “On Thursday, the advisory said (local time).
Meanwhile, according to Polish media, the first batch of American soldiers from the 82nd Airborne Division landed in Poland on February 5 after Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby announced the deployment of 1,700 additional US troops to the country. Kirby had previously stated that the US might temporarily deploy more military to Europe due to rising tensions with Russia. 1,700 soldiers will be dispatched to Poland, 1,000 US servicemen currently in Germany will be relocated to Romania, and another 8,500 troops will be ready to deploy if the NATO response force is called upon.