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NATO Says Russian Troop Activity Increasing, Despite Kremlin's Contrary Claims

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In dealing with Russian President Vladimir Putin, it is wise to always consider the possibility that he’s trying to get one over on the world at large.

This has been the Putin way for decades now, with the Kremlin consistently employing deceptive campaigns of faux-diplomacy and using the international media’s confusion to insulate themselves from any succinct consequence.

Such is the situation this week, as Putin suggests that Russia troops are now moving away from the Ukrainian border, signaling some sort of deescalation from Moscow.

NATO is now suggesting that this was all just another of Putin’s falsehoods.

NATO accused Russia on Wednesday of increasing the number of troops it has amassed at the Ukrainian border, a day after Moscow claimed it had begun withdrawing some of its military units.

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Western leaders have warned that they are yet to see evidence of such a move, after a spokesman for the Russian Ministry of Defense announced on Tuesday that some units, having completed military drills near the border, were already on the move.

The organization was concise in their assessment.

NATO defense ministers are due to meet in Brussels on Wednesday to discuss what the military alliance has called “the most serious security crisis we have faced in Europe for decades.”

Speaking to reporters ahead of the meeting on Wednesday, NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg said it “remains to be seen whether there is a Russian withdrawal.”

“So far, we have not seen any de-escalation on the ground. On the contrary it appears that Russia continues their military buildup,” he said.

Stoltenberg added that Russia has “always moved forces back and forth,” so footage that shows movement of forces and tanks “does not confirm a real withdrawal.”

US President Joe Biden stated on Tuesday that the United States is still prepared for action against anyone who threatens Ukraine.

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As a lifelong advocate for the dream promised us in the Constitution, Andrew West has spent his years authoring lush prose editorial dirges regarding America's fall from grace and her path back to prosperity. When West isn't railing against the offensive whims of the mainstream media or the ideological cruelty that is so rampant in the US, he spends his time seeking adventurous new food and fermented beverages, with the occasional round of golf peppered in.




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