The foreseen potential invasion of Russia of Ukraine continues to be on thin ice and the United States is likely to factor in. With US President Joe Biden believing that an invasion is imminent, the aftermath is something that most may dread.

It has not become a game of chess only that one bad move could be disastrous. With around 100,000 troops parked near the Russia-Ukraine border, there is no telling what may happen. But then again, perhaps only Vladimir Putin and his group may know what is coming next, CNN reported.

For now, Russia continues to bat that an invasion is unlikely. This was stressed by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov although his manner of saying it could be taken out of context.

"Unless the United States doesn't go to bed with Ukraine, I don't think so," Lavrov said.

Hence, it all boils down to how alarmed Ukraine would be in seeking help from other countries such as the US. Lavrov has already been warned of consequences by US Secretary of State Antony Blinken if an invasion would happen.

But at the center of it all is Putin. Some feel that the Russian leader wants to reconstitute the power of the Soviet Union. He was described as a "Hamlet-like character" trying to decide what to do by former US Secretary of Defense William Cohen in another report by CNN.

In all, Putin’s moves are branded as calculated and intentional.

"He's going to get something out of this that satisfies him, that he's made his point that Ukraine can never become truly independent, cannot become a member of NATO and cannot have any kind of offensive arms," Cohen said.

He added that these demands are something that the US cannot meet.

From there, war may change everything for the US, Russia and Ukraine. In the middle of it all, civilians from all countries mentioned may be caught in the crossfire.

Russian Defence Minister Sergey Shoigu and President Vladimir Putin
Russian Defence Minister Sergey Shoigu (L) and President Vladimir Putin (R) ate seen during the Victory Day Red Square Military Parade in Moscow, Russia, May,9,2018. Military parade held at Red Square marking the 73th anniversary of the end of WWII. Photo by Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images

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