The discovery of a buildup of Russian troops and heavy equipment near the border of Ukraine has prompted United States European Command to raise its watch level from ‘possible crisis’ to ‘potential imminent crisis’.
The situation in Donetsk, Eastern Ukraine seem to be escalating, as there are signs that the current ceasefire will soon come to an end. Russia seem to be amassing more troops near the border, while also deploying new equipment. Artillery fire has increased and recently Russian negotiators warned that peace talks might fail. It is believed that Russia has around 4,000 troops near the border of Ukraine.
This could be a test for the new US administration to analyze Biden’s commitment towards defending Ukraine.