NATO Unity Is Put to the Test, Natalie Dowzicky,

… my expectation is that as soon as the Winter Olympics conclude Russia will pull the trigger… Putin has too much already invested in the effort… but i am no expert…

President Joe Biden met with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz for the first time today to dissuade American fears that Germany is an “unreliable partner” in the possible Russia-Ukraine conflict. It’s still unclear what role the largest economy in the European Union will play if Russian forces invade Ukraine.

Previously, Germany has received harsh criticism for its “soft treatment” of Russia as its troops gather at the Ukrainian border. Until recently, Chancellor Sholz has been reluctant to clarify what exactly Germany will do if Russia invades Ukraine. Biden attempted to put that doubt to rest in a press conference on Monday by declaring, “Germany is an incredibly reliable ally.”