The US plans to send F-22 Raptor stealth fighters to Europe in order to increase regional security. This move can only further provoke Russia.
Deborah James, the air force secretary, stated that they consider Russia’s military activity in the Ukraine a serious concern.
Even though the US stated that this move serves to provide security to their European allies, this move can also serve to further provoke Russia.
However, Russia is ready to respond, in case the situation requires that.
Vladimir Batyuk, a military expert from the Institute for US and Canadian Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences, analyzed this situation and concluded that Russia is going to reciprocate to Pentagon’s move.
As a possible answer, Russia might set out additional Iskander mobile short-range ballistic missile systems in Kaliningrad.
Every move that the US takes and to which Russia is ready to provide a suitable response, further prolongs already tense situation between the West and Russia.