There seems to be no end in sight as far as resolving the Ukraine situation. United States President Joe Biden all Americans currently in the country to leave the country for their one safety with a large group of Russian troops at the Ukraine border.

Biden issued the call to Americans in a taped interview on Thursday, Feb. 10, with Lester Holt of NBC.

"It's not like we're dealing with a terrorist organization. We're dealing with one of the largest armies in the world. It's a very different situation and things could go crazy quickly," the U.S. President stated.

Biden further explained why he is calling on Americans to leave the country immediately. With a large number of Russian troops in the county, any feared and currently speculated situation may prove difficult to rescue anyone who would eventually decide to depart Ukraine, CNN reported.

"That's a world war when Americans and Russia start shooting at one another," Biden quipped.

“If Russian President Vladimir Putin is "foolish enough to go in, he's smart enough not to ... do anything that would negatively impact on American citizens," he added.

For now, the White House has approved a plan to have nearly 2,000 U.S. troops in Poland help Americans to evacuate Ukraine if Russia moves forward with an invasion of the country.

At the moment, U.S. troops have been barred from entering Ukraine. Also, there are no plans for them to conduct a noncombatant evacuation operation akin to the U.S. operation in Afghanistan last summer.

Rather, the current move for U.S. troops is to set up processing areas and temporary shelters inside Poland near Ukraine's border where Americans fleeing the country could go for help while in transit. The facilities have not yet been stood up, one defense official said but will start to be as more U.S. troops arrive in Poland.

The U.S. estimates that Russia has more than 100,000 troops near the Ukraine border, with thousands added just this week, according to an administration official.

US President Joe Biden speaks to the press about Russia and Ukraine
US President Joe Biden speaks to the press about Russia and Ukraine Getty Images | SAUL LOEB / AFP

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