The war between Russia and Ukraine has begun to play out on other levels beyond the military confrontation. With the intention of Sweden and Finland to enter the North Atlantic Treaty, NATO, the Russian government threatened a more forceful military response if that agreement is strengthened with the entry of these two new countries.
This military response would range from the concentration of troops on the borders it shares with Finland and Sweden to the use of high-precision nuclear weapons, as one of the military analysts suggested to Russian President Vladimir Putin.
“In response to the accession of Finland and Sweden to NATO, Russia should introduce changes in its military doctrine, specifying the conditions for the use of tactical nuclear weapons in response to possible aggression, as well as fitting the Kalibr and Iskander (missiles) looking west with nuclear warheads,” said Igor Korotchenko, editor of Natsionalnaya Oborona (National Defense).
As for the military bases, Russia announced that it will create 12 more units in the western district, for this, the Parliament is studying a bill that would allow the recruitment of Russian citizens over 40 years of age, and foreigners over 30 years who wish to join the Russian forces.
more resources arrive
While Russia announces a new military deployment in the face of the possible strengthening of weapons and technology in Finland and Sweden, the United States announced the injection of more capital to strengthen Ukraine militarily, and for the reconstruction of the country that many experts already compare with that made after the Second World War to the countries most affected by that warlike conflict.
For this, the US Senate approved the bill with which 40 billion dollars will be disbursed. Once the decision was known, the President of the United States, Joe Biden, thanked the Chamber and stated that “the resources I requested will allow us to send more weapons and ammunition to Ukraine, replenish our own reserves and support our troops in NATO territory.” .
Although Biden took the approval of these resources as a political victory, Republican Senator Rand Paul disagreed with the decision. “We cannot save Ukraine by condemning the US economy,” said the congressman.
Along with the announcements, the Russian government stated that after two months of intense fighting, the Azovstal steelworks where the Ukrainian resistance had a military post was cleared; however, Ukraine claimed that the withdrawal was by order of Ukraine to avoid further deaths in this confrontation.