Updated: Jun 8, 2022
Over the past weeks, Russia has staged an invasion into Ukraine, placing 10,000 troops around the two countries’ shared border. Nations around the world are preparing for what seems like Russia’s imminent invasion of Ukraine.
While some countries like Germany are urging “prudence” in potential sanctions, the United States is taking a strong stance against invasion.
The US and its allies will deliver a “swift, severe and united response” if Russia invades Ukraine, the secretary of state, Antony Blinken, warned on Sunday amid rising tensions. The U.S. has pledged crippling economic sanctions against Russia if they invade Ukraine and try to install a pro-Kremlin leader in Kiev.
Why the US Is Taking Action
The United States of America will defend our principles of freedom and democracy. And we will not sit by idly while Russia tries to impose authoritarian communism on Ukraine.
The United States of America is the shining city on a hill and we will continue to promote our values throughout the world. As a nation, we will join together to make sure Russia does not take Ukraine, signaling to the rest of the world that we will not stand for an expansion of communism.
Under President Biden’s direction, the US has already sent weapons to the Ukrainian army to help them defend their country against communist invasion. A majority of Americans, both Democrat and Republican, support taking strong action to defend Ukraine from Russian invasion.
Ukraine will not be able to withstand a Russian invasion without Western support led by the United States. Ukrainian troops are outnumbered 3-to-1 with far fewer weapons and aircrafts than Russia.