US: Russian incursion into Ukraine is possible, we are concerned
WASHINGTON, (BM) – Commander of the US European Command, US Air Force General Tod D. Wolters, has expressed concern about a possible Russian invasion of Ukraine. During a hearing before the United States Senate Committee on Armed Services at 9:30 a.m. EST / 3:30 p.m. CEST, he said this today.
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Lara Seligman, a Politico correspondent and reporter, used Twitter to report precisely what the said Wolters. In response to Qs from Senator Angus King, Wolters says he is “very concerned” about the possibility of a Russian incursion into Ukraine. Still, he does have confidence that Ukraine and its partners could repel the invasion “over time,” wrote in his profile Seligman.
We remind you that earlier today, through a statement from its Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Russia warned the United States that a severe incident was possible if the Pentagon’s warships in the Black Sea approached the Russian border, incl. Crimea.
Lara Seligman also expressed her astonishment at how it was possible during the general’s hearing only after the 40th minute to ask a question about Ukraine and Russia and its tension.
Gen. Wolters expressed satisfaction that the United States would send an additional 500 troops to Europe, including Berlin. “Gen. Wolters says he is” very excited “about the additional 500 troops announced are heading to Germany. Says the soldiers will” improve our ability in all domains “and” increase our ability to deter,” Sarah Seligman tweeted.
During the hearing, sharp remarks were exchanged between the senators in the commission. Senator Dan Sullivan, for example, was angry at Senator Richard Blumenthal’s comments about “extremists” among the military and countered by saying, “is ridiculous and pisses me off. Enough of this. We need to start using data, and not this BS; that’s shameful.”
Lara Seligman also said that in a discussion today with President Vladimir Putin of Russia, Joe Biden proposed “a summit meeting in a third country in the coming months to discuss the full range of issues facing the United States and Russia.”
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