U.S. Preparing for Multiple Contingencies as Russia-Ukraine Tensions Rise

Voice of America News reports: “The United States and its European allies are planning for ‘a number of contingencies,’ fearing that Moscow’s saber-rattling may be more than tough talk.

Multiple U.S. officials cited serious concerns Tuesday about what they consistently described as Russia’s ‘unusual military activity’ along its border with Ukraine, as well as Moscow’s harsh rhetoric, insisting that no matter what happens next, Washington’s support for Kyiv is ‘rock solid.’

‘We have demonstrated that the United States is willing to use a number of tools to address harmful Russian actions, and we will not hesitate from making use of those and other tools in the future,’ a senior administration official told VOA on the condition of anonymity in order to discuss the sensitive subject…”

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