According to President Joe Biden (79 years old), the United States will participate in the planned increase in the NATO military presence in Eastern Europe. “I will be moving soldiers to Eastern Europe and NATO countries at short notice,” Biden told reporters on Friday. But it is only about a few soldiers. The United States has already put 8,500 troops on alert to reinforce NATO.
Against the backdrop of tensions with Russia, NATO announced earlier this week that it would increase its military presence in Eastern Europe. Many member states of the Western Military Alliance want to send additional aircraft and combat ships to the Baltic Sea and Eastern European countries such as Lithuania, Romania and Bulgaria.
100,000 Russian soldiers on the Ukrainian border
According to Western information, Russia has amassed more than 100,000 soldiers and heavy equipment on the Ukrainian border. The West is concerned that Russia is preparing to invade the neighboring country after annexing Crimea in 2014. The government in Moscow denies plans to attack, but at the same time demands written pledges from NATO, for example to refrain from further eastward expansion. (AFP)
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