Many of the practically 5,000 troops from the 82nd Airborne Division who arrived in Poland final week are working with Polish forces to arrange processing facilities for tens of 1000’s of individuals, together with Americans, who’re anticipated to flee neighboring Ukraine if Russia launches a full-scale invasion of the nation, U.S. navy officers stated.
The Biden administration has repeatedly stated U.S. troops won’t combat in Ukraine or rescue Americans trapped there by a Russian assault. But U.S. commanders and their counterparts in Poland have been making ready components of a number of Polish navy services and erecting tents for possible evacuees.
So far, American officers stated, there have been few, if any, individuals who have sought to make use of the services. But a nationwide assault on Ukraine might outcome in a million to 5 million refugees, with lots of them pouring into Poland, Pentagon officers have estimated.
That might result in the biggest flood of refugees in Europe since practically 1,000,000 Syrian refugees arrived in 2015, a surge that had a profound influence on European politics by bolstering far-right events.