The Pentagon military wanted to send American Navy ships into the Black Sea as a flex against the Russian bluidup that seems eaerily like the Russian steal of the Crimea…
President Biden countermanded that….
Biden seems to be NOT want to use the American military assets to counter Russian, China or even the Taliban….
In the Black Sea the Brits are stepping in….
Western allies have rallied behind Ukraine over Moscow’s military aggression, but have stopped short of committing to additional military aid or sanctions.
For its part, the U.K. is planning to deploy vessels to the region next month in an effort to underscore support for Kyiv, according to The Sunday Times. And last week, NATO’s Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg and U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken stood firmly with Ukraine, without indicating what steps they might take to counteract Russia’s behavior.
U.S. President Joe Biden did drop plans to send two warships into the Black Sea following protests from Russia….
Meanwhile, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy has been trying to marshal international backing as he navigates the potential crisis. In Paris on Friday, Zelenskiy called for fresh four-way talks between Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany in the so-called Normandy format to discuss the situation. Diplomatic advisers from the four countries are set to meet on Monday….