Biden Designates Homeland Security Department As Lead Agency To Respond To Ukraine Crisis

WASHINGTON (UrduPoint News / Sputnik – twenty fifth February, 2022) US President Joe Biden has designated the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) because the lead company to coordinate efforts on the Russian-Ukrainian disaster, the DHS stated.

“The President has designated the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as the lead Federal agency to coordinate domestic preparedness and response efforts related to the current Russia-Ukraine crisis. While there are no specific threats to the homeland at this time, DHS is taking appropriate steps to ensure Federal efforts are coordinated should the need arise,” the division stated in an announcement on late Thursday.

The DHS has established a Unified Coordination Group to meet the president’s process.

“As lead Federal agency, DHS has established a Unified Coordination Group (UCG) to ensure unity of effort across the Federal Government in preparing for and responding to possible threats to the homeland; develop and pursue strategic objectives and priorities; and coordinate with Federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial officials, as well as representatives of the private sector and nongovernmental entities in support of these objectives and priorities,” the assertion added.

In the early hours on Thursday, Russia launched a particular operation after the breakaway republics of Donetsk and Luhansk requested help to defend themselves from ongoing assaults by the Ukrainian troops. The Western nations have strongly condemned the Russian navy operation and boosted the sanctions stress on Moscow.

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