US Forces in Europe on High Alert Amid Russian-Ukrainian Crisis

The command of the American Forces in Europe, the US European Command, placed this Wednesday morning all of its forces at the highest alert level, the “Potential Imminent Crisis” level, after observing very significant movements of Russian troops on the Russian-Ukrainian border and in Crimea. Numerous videos published by Russian social networks also attest to these troop movements. According to American experts, this deployment of force could initially suggest a large-scale regional exercise, but the absence of withdrawal and the arrival of new forces now worries American strategists, like their Ukrainian counterparts who have also, ordered deployments of force to ward off offensive action by Russia in the Region. For a week, fighting has resumed on the demarcation line separating Ukrainian forces from the Donbass separatist forces supported by Russia, and the OSCE mission on site notes several hundred ceasefire violations every day.

Until now, with the exception of the annexation of Crimea, Russia has always tried not to intervene militarily in an overt manner in the Donbas conflict. Certainly, numerous evidence demonstrates that the support provided by Moscow to the independence forces is more than significant, and involves equipment, ammunition, intelligence and even men, presented as "volunteers" like the 500.000 Chinese volunteers deployed. by Beijing during the offensive in North Korea to repel United Nations forces in 1950. But the Russian Armies have never officially intervened in the Donbas, as they were able to do in North Ossetia and Abkhazia in 2008 to defeat the Georgian forces.

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