CNN: Biden Administration Discusses Sending Military Advisors to Ukraine against the background of the alleged concentration of Russian troops near the border. This is reported by CNN, citing several sources familiar with the discussion.
According to the American publication, the issue was raised in Washington because of Kiev's fears about Russia's allegedly impending invasion of the country. The aid package could include Javelin anti-tank missiles, mortars, and air defense systems such as Stinger missiles. At the same time, it is noted that there is another position in the administration, according to which the sending of advisers can be regarded by Moscow as an escalation.
Earlier, the official representative of the US State Department Ned Price assessed media reports that Russia is allegedly preparing an invasion of Ukraine … According to him, Washington does not know Moscow's intentions. Nevertheless, the diplomat noted that the United States is familiar with the schemes by which Russia operates. He also stressed that any aggressive actions towards Ukraine could cause concern for the States.
On November 17, Bloomberg agency described a pessimistic scenario for the development of the migration crisis on the border of Poland and Belarus. According to the author of the article, the presidents of Russia and Belarus, Vladimir Putin and Alexander Lukashenko, may escalate this conflict. At the same time, it was noted that in the event of an open armed clash, Russia has already mobilized its forces on the border with Ukraine.
In turn, Russia denies foreign media reports that the country is pulling troops to the border with Ukraine. The Foreign Ministry called statements about Russian aggression funny and dangerous.