It also seems the WH nixed an idea to send trainers to Ukraine so they wouldn’t upset Putin.
I’m on vacation, but I cannot shed my addiction to Ukraine. Eight years strong! Vladimir Putin’s troops came within 15 miles of the Polish border on Sunday. The U.S. and NATO promised action if Putin hit NATO countries.
Putin should count his blessings if Poland doesn’t react without NATO’s blessing. Considering Poland’s history can you blame them?
I doubt NATO or the U.S. would back Poland. Evidence keeps mounting that the West doesn’t want to anger Putin, which is the main reason why Ukraine doesn’t belong to NATO and the EU.
Reports also indicate that Putin is asking China for help.
Report: Russia Supposedly Asking China for Help.
You guys, Putin has probably been asking China for help for weeks. It wouldn’t shock me if China is already helping Russia in Ukraine:
Russia has asked China for military equipment to support its invasion of Ukraine, according to US officials, sparking concern in the White House that Beijing may undermine western efforts to help Ukrainian forces defend their country.
US officials told the Financial Times that Russia had requested military equipment and other assistance since the start of the invasion. They declined to give details of what Russia had requested.
Another person familiar with the situation said the US was preparing to warn its allies, amid some indications that China may be preparing to help Russia. Other US officials have said there were signs that Russia was running out of some kinds of weaponry as the war in Ukraine extends into its third week.
The White House did not comment.
Liu Pengyu, the Chinese embassy spokesperson in Washington, said he was unaware of any suggestions that China might be willing to help Russia.
“China is deeply concerned and grieved on the Ukraine situation,” Liu said. “We sincerely hope that the situation will ease and peace will return at an early date.”
Report: WH Said No to More Trainers in Ukraine in December to Avoid Upsetting Putin
As I said, the evidence is mounting that the West cares more about not ticking off Putin than anything else:
A senior military official told House lawmakers that the White House was concerned that sending the troops would escalate the already tense situation with Russia, according to the two people. A third congressional official told POLITICO that a Pentagon official briefed the Senate Armed Services Committee that plans had been scrapped due to those concerns. The Biden administration hoped diplomacy might still work, and feared an influx of U.S. troops could scuttle those efforts.
The deliberations came at an extraordinarily challenging moment for the U.S. and Ukraine, and as American officials began sharing detailed intelligence with NATO allies about Russia’s planned invasion.
A White House spokesperson said “no such plans” for additional training missions “were ever presented” to the White House or the National Security Council. “We have no idea what this is referring to,” the spokesperson added. A Defense Department official said Biden and the White House did not “cancel any planned training activities for Ukraine until U.S. forces were repositioned in February.” Neither official would comment on the Capitol Hill briefings themselves, or whether a mission was discussed with the White House informally that fell below the threshold of an official plan.
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