US President Joe Biden has sent 12,000 soldiers to the border with Russia in countries like Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania and Romania. However, he insisted that they are not going to fight World War III in Ukraine and that Russian President Vladimir Putin would never be victorious in a war waged against Ukraine.
Addressing members of the House Democratic Caucus on Friday, Biden made it clear that the US is “not going to fight World War III in Ukraine”, but sent a “strong message” that Washington would protect every inch of NATO territory.”
The North Atlantic Treaty Area (NATO) is a military grouping of 30 North American and European countries. According to NATO, its purpose is to ensure the independence and security of its member states through military and political means. Biden said the people of Ukraine have shown remarkable bravery and courage in dealing with the Russian aggression, but the security assistance provided by the US has been instrumental in their defence.
The US President said, “Just as we are supporting Ukraine, we will continue to stand with our allies in Europe and send a clear message that we will defend every inch of NATO territory with a united and aggressive NATO.” Biden said, “That is why I have sent 12,000 American soldiers to the border with Russia in Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania and Romania and some other countries. If we retaliate, a third world war is certain.”
“While we have the responsibility to defend NATO territory, we will not fight a third war in Ukraine,” the US president added. Russia launched a special military operation there on February 24, three days after recognizing Ukraine’s Donetsk and Luhansk as independent territories.
Biden said, “The idea that we’re going to send in offensive equipment and have planes and tanks and trains going in with American pilots and American crews, just understand — and don’t kid yourself, no matter what you all say — that’s called World War Three”.