US pledges to protect Ukraine from “Soviet Union attack”

Pentagon chief Lloyd Austin confused Russia and the Soviet Union at a press conference in Seoul, referring to the situation in Ukraine

US pledges to protect Ukraine from "Soviet Union attack"

“The best case scenario for us is to prevent the Soviet Union from attacking Ukraine”, – Austin quipped.

He said the US was concerned about the “presence of Russian troops” near the border with Ukraine. The secretary assured that Washington would use “the best methods” to prevent an escalation, but would act on behalf of the international community.

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