“Russia is a regional power that is threatening some of its immediate neighbours, not out of strength but out of weakness,” the president said.
- Despite Russian Warnings, US Will Deploy A Battalion To Ukraine By The End Of The Week (ZeroHedge, March 2, 2015):
“Before this week is up, we’ll be deploying a battalion… to the Ukraine to train Ukrainian forces for the fight that’s taking place,” stated US 173rd Airborne Brigade Commander Colonel Michael Foster said at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, DC on Monday. Despite earlier warnings from Russia (and claims that NATO had not agreed to any such foreign ‘boots on the ground’ action’), Sputnik News reports, Foster added, “what we’ve got laid out is six United States companies that will be training six Ukrainian companies throughout the summer.”
This comes a week after PM David Cameron confirmed Britain will be sending 75 military personnel to help combat Russian military aggression. Continue reading »