先週, Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said the Department of Defense was having conversations with the State Department about what their security requirements might look like.
“We are having that conversation with the State Department about what their security requirements might look like, but it’s ultimately up to the secretary of state to determine there or anywhere else around the world, how he wants to better secure and protect his diplomats, and if there’s a role we can play, then we will absolutely have that discussion with them,” カービーは言った.
The US doesn’t believe Russia would overtly attack the embassy
. But the concern is that Russia air defenses or missiles could inadvertently target the compound and the situation could dramatically escalate the situation
, 当局は言う. US officials say Russia has a thorough understanding on an official basis that the US uses military personnel to guard its embassies around the world and any presence should not be viewed as escalatory
. それでも, an introduction of US forces into Ukraine could raise concerns that it could lead to a perception of US escalation since Biden has been adamant that US ground troops will not fight in Ukraine
The concern is that if special operations forces go into Ukraine, then the US must be able to provide a rapid means of getting them and embassy personnel out in a crisis. 現在, the only options are vehicle or rail transport to the border.
今のところ, there is no appetite at the Pentagon to provide air support such as helicopters or fixed wing transport. If that was done, it could rapidly escalate the US military footprint because of the need to then provide potential rescue and reconnaissance forces if a US plane was shot down down.
The new US ambassador to Ukraine, Bridget Brink, was confirmed by the Senate last week but she has yet to arrive in the country. She could enter without Marines or special forces protection, one source said.
ザ・ embassy was reopened last week after being closed for about three months
“Today we are officially resuming operations at the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv,” Secretary of State Antony Blinken said. “As we take this momentous step, we have put forward additional measures to increase the safety of our colleagues who are returning to Kyiv and have enhanced our security measures and protocols.”