Biden will give a befitting reply
Putin has shocked the world with his statement. He has warned Western countries with orders for the deployment of three lakh Russian soldiers. Putin has said that if Russia’s integrity is threatened, then the forces will use every resource they have. It is being said that this is the first time since the Cold War that Russia is deploying such a large number of troops.
For Western and NATO leaders, it is seen as a warning from Putin. General Hodges commanded the US Army in Europe in 2014 and 2018. He stressed that the likelihood of Putin ordering a nuclear attack on Ukraine is slim. But if such weapons of destruction are used on a large scale, then US President Joe Biden will respond to it.
Ben Hodges said that America can target Russian military in Crimea. Apart from this, his naval fleet present on the Black Sea can also become a target. But if Russia did a nuclear attack on Ukraine, then its consequences would be catastrophic. He said Russian military bases located here to separate the Ukrainian border and the Russian-occupied Black Sea could be targeted. In his words, ‘Putin knows that if Russia uses nuclear weapons, then America will have to answer.’ Putin on Wednesday accused NATO of planning military action along the Russian border.
What can America do?
If the US responds to a nuclear attack on Russia, it can strike a naval base located at the port of Sevastopol on the west coast of Crimea. This place was separated from Ukraine by Russia in the year 2014 and since then it has been occupied by the Russian army. Earlier on Tuesday, it has been informed from the UK that the Russian Navy has started deploying some submarines included in its Black Sea Fleet elsewhere.
The information said that the Russian Navy has removed the Kilo class submarines out of fear that Ukraine’s long-range weapons may target them. This was told by the Ministry of Defense of Britain in the Daily Briefing on Tuesday. The ministry said that these submarines were definitely sent to the Krasnodar Karaite bordering Russia and not to the Russian naval base at Sevastopol in the Crimean peninsula.