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Russian Forces Start Massing, So Trump Takes Immediate Action

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Democrats might soon get what they have been hypocritically desiring ever since President Trump took office: a showdown with Russia.

Russia has been meddling in the Ukraine (to put it mildly) for a number of years now. Recently, that activity intensified when Moscow bolstered its forces in the Black Sea and seized a number of Ukrainian naval vessels, a clear act of war.

President Trump wasted no time responding.

A few days ago, a US Air Force OC-135 flew over Ukraine filled with American soldiers and NATO observers in a clear message to the Russians.

The Washington Examiner reports:

“Today, the United States and Allies conducted an extraordinary flight under the Open Skies Treaty,” said a statement, released on the Pentagon’s website. “The timing of this flight is intended to reaffirm U.S. commitment to Ukraine and other partner nations.”

The description of the flight as “extraordinary” refers to the fact it was not previous scheduled or announced, an official said.

The overflight was requested under the terms of the 2002 Open Skies Treaty by the Arms Control Directorate of the Ukrainian General Staff, said Eric Pahon, a Pentagon spokesman.

In its statement, the Pentagon said the U.S. remains “resolute in our support for the security of European nations,” and it called Russia’s seizure of Ukrainian naval vessels in the Black Sea near the Kerch Strait “a dangerous escalation in a pattern of increasingly provocative and threatening activity.”

Russia might have been able to pull this kind of crap with impunity when Obama was in office. But it’s a different story with Trump.

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