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War in Europe: USA joins Germany in sending battle tanks to beat back hordes of Russian soldiers and mercenaries

WASHINGTON, D.C. - A major war is being fought in Europe, and in the fight to save Democracy, the USA is joining Germany in sending battle tanks to beat back hordes of Russian soldiers and mercenaries.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A major war is being fought in Europe, and in the fight to save Democracy, the USA is joining Germany in sending battle tanks to beat back hordes of Russian soldiers and mercenaries.

Vladimir Putin, a war criminal and dictator.

Russia launched its latest war of conquest against the democratic and Western-leaning nation of Ukraine in 2014 when it took Crimea, and the World looked on and did virtually nothing. Now, after a year of barbaric fighting that escalated last year when Valdimir Putin illegally invaded this former Soviet Republic, the isolated dictator wants the rest of the nation destroyed and back in his fold. Reportedly, Putin is gathering as many as 3 million more troops for war in Ukraine and quite possibly, beyond, alarming neighboring states that know all too well what a Russian invasion would bring. Wagner mercenaries are helping Putin in his war of conquest. Many fear that if Putin is not stopped, he will go beyond Ukraine. And history shows that delusional madmen do not stop until they are stopped.

Western democracies are beginning to stand up to Putin. The USA and Europe are sending currency and weapons to the fighters of Ukraine to beat back the Russian onslaught. No American troops are involved, but fighters from around the World have went to Ukraine to fight.  Russia has already illegally annexed portions of Ukrainian oblasts in the east, and are aiming for much bigger territorial gains.

In response to Putin’s pledge to vastly grow his conscripted army and continue his war, President Joe Biden announced Wednesday that the USA has pledged 31 M1 Abrams tanks. Germany, Europe’s largest democracy, also pledged nearly 100 Leopard 2 tanks.

Biden said his pledge of tanks is “evidence of our enduring and unflagging commitment to Ukraine and our confidence in the skill of Ukrainian forces.

“As I told President Zelenskyy, we’re with Ukraine for as long as it takes.”

M1 Abrams tank

As the West continues to arm and support Ukraine, the United States says it will continue to impede the Kremlin’s ability to arm and equip its war machine engaged in an unjustified war against Ukraine. The Department of State announced it is designating five entities and one individual linked to the Wagner Group and its head, Yevgeniy Prigozhin. Additionally, the Department is designating nine individuals and 14 entities for their status as government officials, their involvement in the extended networks of designated persons, and/or for being part of Russia’s military industrial complex. Finally, the Department is identifying two yachts and one aircraft as blocked property. All targets are being designated pursuant to an Executive Order, which authorizes sanctions with respect to specified harmful foreign activities of the Government of the Russian Federation.

The current status of the war is savage fighting in Eastern Ukraine as Russian soldiers and mercenaries search for any weak points in Ukrainian defense lines in an effort to take more territory. Russia continues the indiscriminate bombing of civilians in cities and residential areas. Both sides appear to be gearing up for spring, which will surely bring bigger battles.  Much of the World has levied sanctions on Russia as punishment for the war, and Europe is turning to new fuel sources in an effort to do less business with Putin.

Putin’s response to the announcement of American and German tanks to be sent to Ukraine was a promise of more suffering. Putin is an enemy of America who has waged cyber war on American computer systems, meddled in elections using trolls to confuse gullible voters and compromised elected officials, taken Americans prisoner to be used as bargaining chips, sent spies to weaken our nation, and spewed forth rhetoric promising the World should operate on Russian terms, not America’s.

(PHOTOS: A tank crew of C Company, 1st Battalion, 13th Armored Regiment quickly maneuvers their M1 Abrams Tank to the next firing point during a qualification run, via US Defense)

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