Russia is reportedly poised to conquer Ukraine, and Europe stands powerless to stop it. As tensions continue to rise, U.S. President Barack Obama stepped in, warning Russia that the United States is prepared to go to war should things escalate. Are tensions nearing World War 3?
Russia Prepares for Invasion Against Powerless Europe
Ukraine’s president warned that there could be a full-scale Russian invasion in the works and that Europe may have little to no chance of stopping it. President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko claimed that Russia is growing more aggressive. However, with the European Union’s declining strength, the bloc is allowing Vladimir Putin to show his might and possibly advance his Kremlin dreams.
According to the official, the terrorist attacks and migration crisis have rattled EU that power brokers in the continent may be more willing to compromise with the Kremlin to avoid problems. Likewise, there are fears in the Kiev that the Brexit vote has weakened support. Brussels remains divided on whether it should continue sanctions on Russia.
“Ukraine will continue to need strong international support in the fight against Russian aggression,” the Express quoted Poroshenko.
“Securing this support is becoming increasingly difficult for our diplomats due to different objective and subjective factors.”
Obama Plans Retaliation
However, Europe still has an ally in the United States. President Obama emphasized during the G20 Summit that the West is willing to take the hardline when it comes to dealing with Russia.
“We have had problems with cyber intrusions from Russia in the past,” Sputnik quoted the president. Obama said that the United States cannot afford to have a situation where things turn to a “wild wild west” kind of thing.
“Look, we’re moving into a new era here where a number of countries have significant capacity. And frankly, we’ve got more capacity than anybody, both offensively and defensively,” Obama said.