Western intelligence confirms a Russian pulling of troops to the border with Ukraine.Biden was urged to send Stinger missiles to Ukraine now and additionally supply Javelin missiles / US Department of Defense photo on Flickr
This is reported by NBC News , citing informed current and former officials.
The Biden administration has also prepared a new package of additional military assistance for Ukraine.
In addition to threats of sanctions, the White House is ready to expand NATO’s military presence in Eastern Europe, designed to help the Armed Forces.
Washington has been discussing options for approaching the Kremlin with a number of former senior national security officials and Russian experts for a month.
Several of the advisers advised Biden to keep a hard line.
In a letter from 24 former national security officials and senior military personnel, Biden called on to send Stinger missiles to Ukraine now and additionally supply Javelin missiles, as well as radars to track artillery fire.
“We believe the United States should, in close consultation with its NATO allies and Ukraine, take immediate steps to influence the Kremlin’s calculations before the Russian leadership chooses to further military escalation,” the letter said.
Aggravation on the border of Ukraine and the Russian Federation
On November 11, Bloomberg published an article discussing the risks of a full-scale Russian attack on Ukraine. The agency noted that the circles of American and European diplomats are seriously worried about the current movement of Russian troops towards the Ukrainian border.
Moscow itself denies this, calling the autumn redeployment of troops a “show of force.”
In early November, information began to appear in the Western media with reference to satellite imagery data about the active movement of the Russian military to the border with Ukraine.
At the same time, the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine denied this information.
This is the second likely wave of aggravation on the Russian-Ukrainian border since March 2021. However, as Bloomberg writes, so far the concentration of Russian troops takes place mainly at night, while in the spring the Kremlin openly threatened an offensive, exerting political pressure on Ukraine, the EU and the United States.