Friday, April 25, 2014

The United States Vs Russia

The United States may be on the brinks of another war. The Ukrainian official was reacting to Russia’s plan to launch military exercises along its border with Ukraine after at least five pro-Russian protesters were killed in eastern Ukraine.

The first stage of the operation began when Ukrainian troops entered the eastern city, killing at least five pro-Russia protesters. On April 17, Ukraine’s interim government together with the United States, Russia and the European Union reached an agreement in the Swiss city of Geneva, calling for all sides to ease the ongoing crisis in eastern Ukraine, where protesters keep occupying state buildings in several towns and cities.

Some 150 American troops arrived in Latvia as part of a bigger contingent of US forces sent to the Baltic states amid rising tensions between Russia and the West over the crisis in Ukraine. Another company of US Army troops arrived in Poland and around 150 others are expected in both Lithuania on Saturday and Estonia early next week.

The US said it was sending 600 troops to the region in order to increase its military presence there and reassure its allies. Russia has begun extensive military drills near its border with Ukraine, saying the escalation of violence in eastern Ukraine and the militarization of the region by the US and its allies have forced it to react. US President Barack Obama says Russian President Vladimir Putin is not a “stupid man” as Washington warns of tougher sanctions on Moscow over Ukraine crisis.

He also stated that the Russian president sees “Russia’s interests as invariably in conflict with the West.” Obama’s comments come less than a week after Ukraine’s interim government together with the United States, Russia and the European Union reached an agreement in the Swiss city of Geneva on April 17, calling for all sides to ease the ongoing crisis in eastern Ukraine, where protesters keep occupying state buildings in several towns and cities.

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