President Joe Biden is reportedly considering sending troops to Eastern Europe and the Baltic States to support NATO allies that border Russia and Ukraine.
According to The New York Times, Biden is considering the deployment of "…several thousand U.S. troops, as well as warships and aircraft, to NATO allies in the Baltics and Eastern Europe, an expansion of American military involvement amid mounting fears of a Russian incursion into Ukraine."
"The move would signal a major pivot for the Biden administration, which up until recently was taking a restrained stance on Ukraine, out of fear of provoking Russia into invading."
According to Fox News, during a briefing Sunday while the President is on vacation at Camp David, Biden’s advisors presented him various options to respond to Russia's aggressive posturing in Eastern Europe.
Biden is reportedly considering deploying up to 5,000 troops to Romania and to Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia to be part of a larger NATO effort. Other NATO countries may contribute troops as a warning to Russian President Vladimir Putin. Biden is also considering deploying naval vessels to make port calls to NATO allies who feel threatened by Russian aggression.
Also on Sunday, the US State Department ordered families of all American personnel at the US Embassy in Ukraine to leave the country.
This followed the news Saturday that the United Kingdom's Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office had information suggesting that Russia will plans to install a puppet government in Ukraine.
Biden has been slammed across the political spectrum for having helped created the current circumstances after having seemingly given Putin the "green light" to invade Ukraine during his press conference this week.
"Normandy format" talks without the United States are planned for Tuesday between political advisers from Russia, Ukraine, Germany, and France on the subject of the eastern Ukraine, a source in Russian President Vladimir Putin's administration said Saturday.