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Biden announces sending 3,000 troops to Europe. Kremlin regards it as "pumping up tensions"

The US will bolster NATO's eastern flank with 3,000 troops. Russia gets worried. Photo: The US Department of Defense

The US will bolster NATO's eastern flank with 3,000 troops. Russia gets worried. Photo: The US Department of Defense

US President Joe Biden officially approved the deployment of 3,000 American troops to Poland, Germany, and Romania to strengthen NATO's position in the region. The Kremlin stated the United States "is continuing to pump up tension in Europe."

According to CNN, Washington explains the urgent dispatch of its forces to European countries by the need to show support for the allies in the Alliance, who are threatened by the actions of the Russian Federation near Ukraine. The Pentagon stressed that these 3,000 troops would not fight in Ukraine.

The US Department of Defense does not exclude the further deployment of more troops in the region.

Quote"We want to be sure that he (Vladimir Putin—The Page) knows that any move he makes against NATO will be met with resistance and will trigger Article 5 [of the North Atlantic Collective Defense Treaty—The Page]. We will protect our allies," Pentagon press secretary John Kirby stressed.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told the TV channel that this deployment of forces "is the best proof that we, Russia, have obvious reasons for concern."

Ukraine welcomed the decision to send additional US forces to the countries of Eastern Europe. The Ukrainian official also told CNN that Kyiv "hopes that this will be accompanied with continued supplies of defense weapons to Ukraine, including sophisticated air defense systems."

Context. Recall: on February 1, another plane from the United States of America arrived in Ukraine that delivered 84 tons of live ammunition for small arms for the needs of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

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