“It’s a WORLD WAR where Americans and Russia start shooting at each other,” Biden says.

“It’s a WORLD WAR where Americans and Russia start shooting at each other,” Biden says.

President Joe Biden on Thursday told Americans to leave Ukraine immediately, warning them that they could not count on the help of US troops if Russia launched an invasion.

“American citizens must leave now,” Biden said in an interview with NBC News.

“It doesn’t look like we’re dealing with a terrorist organization. We are dealing with one of the largest armies in the world.

“It’s a very different situation and things can get crazy fast.”

Russia has amassed about 120,000 troops near the Ukrainian border, raising fears of an invasion.

Additional US troops are being sent to NATO allies in the region, but Biden said he could not imagine any circumstances under which they would be sent to help the Americans leave the country.

“No,” he said.

“This is a world war when the Americans and Russia start shooting at each other.

“We’re in a completely different world than we’ve ever been.”

President Joe Biden again urged Americans to leave Ukraine on Thursday, this time warning them that US troops would not come to the rescue if Russia launched an invasion.

President Joe Biden again urged Americans to leave Ukraine on Thursday, this time warning them that US troops would not come to the rescue if Russia launched an invasion.

Analysts say the huge Russian troop build-up offers Putin several military options.

Analysts say the huge Russian troop build-up offers Putin several military options.

A Russian video showing air defense crews taking position during joint military exercises with Belarus that began on Thursday raises the stakes even further.

A Russian video showing air defense crews taking position during joint military exercises with Belarus that began on Thursday raises the stakes even further.

UK warns Putin plans ‘nuclear strategic exercises’ as Russia begins military exercises with Belarus

Russia plans to hold strategic nuclear exercises, British Defense Secretary Ben Wallace said on Thursday, despite extreme tensions over Ukraine.

Wallace warned that the Kremlin’s actions were heading in the wrong direction despite efforts to find a diplomatic solution, saying intelligence suggests Russia is involved in plans for so-called “false flag” operations as a pretext to invade Ukraine, as well as conducting cyberattacks and other destabilizing actions.

“Despite the talk, the direction is wrong,” Wallace told BBC Radio.

“The Russians are still building up their battalion tactical groups… They are planning to start nuclear strategic exercises soon, and we are indeed seeing more activity elsewhere.”

Earlier this year, a Russian defense source told the TASS news agency that the nuclear exercise, known as Grom, would involve all three components of Russia’s strategic nuclear force, practicing land, sea and air firing procedures.

Russia often hosts nuclear exercises, but the decision to conduct such exercises in the face of tensions over Ukraine will give world powers more cause for concern.

Tensions further escalated on Thursday when Russia held military exercises in Belarus and the Black Sea, prompting the UK to declare it “the most dangerous moment.”

Ukraine has also hosted military exercises, and a senior US official warned that “the body bags will return to Moscow” if Russian troops crossed the border.

This makes world leaders hope that diplomacy can still prevail and encourage President Vladimir Putin to back down.

A diplomatic source told DailyMail.com that the intelligence community does not believe Putin intended to invade, but he still needs a face-saving exit.

In an interview that will be broadcast in full ahead of Sunday’s Super Bowl, Biden said he thought if Putin was “stupid enough to get in, he’s smart enough not to actually do anything that could negatively impact American citizens.”

He also discussed his search for a Supreme Court nominee after Justice Stephen Breyer announced last month that he was resigning.

“What I did was I took about four people with me and studied them thoroughly, which means… thorough background checks,” he said.

He has already promised to nominate the first black woman to the Supreme Court.

On mandatory indoor masks, another big topic of the day, Biden suggested it may be too early to lift the requirement for face masks in federal government offices and public buildings.

He found himself increasingly at odds with public opinion and Democratic governors in California, Connecticut, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Nevada and Oregon, who announced softening or ending mandates this week.

“I promised that I would follow the science suggested by the CDC. [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention] and the federal people, and I think it’s probably premature, but it’s, you know, a difficult question,” he said.

Back in Europe, meanwhile, six Russian amphibious assault ships loaded with tanks and troops gathered in the Black Sea yesterday to support ground forces, heightening concerns.

Moscow’s forces are also starting joint military exercises with ally Belarus.

About 30,000 military personnel are taking part in the 10-day military exercise.

“I’m afraid to say our intelligence remains grim. We are seeing a huge concentration of tactical battalion groups on the border with Ukraine,” British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said during a joint press conference with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg in Brussels.

“This is probably the most dangerous moment over the next few days in the biggest security crisis Europe has faced in decades.”

A Pentagon spokesman said that as part of US efforts to “reduce miscalculation,” Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley spoke Thursday with his Belarusian counterpart.

And US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman pointed to high stakes if Putin makes the wrong choice.

If he chooses war, he “must understand that the body bags will return to Moscow … that the citizens of Russia will suffer because their economy will be completely destroyed,” she told MSNBC.

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