The tension between Ukraine and Russia seems to increase by the day and if the United States is to be believed then Russia may invade Ukraine anytime soon. The UNSC is holding an emergency meeting in New York today on Ukraine’s request where the issue of Russia’s recognising Ukraine’s two provinces of Luhansk and Donetsk as independent countries will be discussed.
America certainly will not sit silent after this move of Russia. NATO forces are already prepared to retaliate in case of an invasion on Ukraine by Russian forces. But there are many countries who are helping Russia at present. China is openly supporting Russia. In such a situation, it is important to know which country is on which side.
In fact, in 2004, the US made former Soviet Union countries Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia a member of NATO. In such a situation, there will be a challenge from these countries closest to Russia. NATO currently includes 30 countries. Of these, about 10 are in the immediate vicinity of Russia.