(LibertySociety.com) – On February 2, the Red Cross announced their concerns about the thousands of people already living in terrible conditions in eastern Ukraine as tensions in the region heat up. Although there’s currently a ceasefire in the area, hostilities still exist between forces in Kyiv and Russian-backed separatists, leaving many stuck in the crossfire since 2014.
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Regional Director Martin Schüepp expressed worry about those already suffering getting overlooked as NATO makes moves in anticipation of a Russian invasion into Ukraine.
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The ICRC delivers aid to the people who have poor access to even the most basic of services, and Schüepp stated the constant threat takes an enormous emotional toll on the families who live there. He said the organization has emergency stocks available in case a wider conflict arises, but would not comment further on specific plans.
The Biden administration stated in the coming days, it will deploy 3,000 US troops to the region, but not to Ukraine itself. The plan is to move 1,000 military members from Germany to Romania and 2,000 from Fort Bragg, North Carolina to Europe – mainly to Poland. If Russia invades, the US and its allies plan to sanction Russia.
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