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CURRENT Tensions in Ukraine: US puts thousands of troops on alert – Topky


He also said that a final decision had not yet been made on the possible deployment of these troops in Europe. According to him, the deployment will take place only if NATO decides to activate the so-called rapid reaction force, or if the situation on the Ukrainian border, where Russian troops are gathering, changes.

According to Kirby, the United States wants to reassure its allies by putting troops on “increased alert”. He added that Washington does not plan to deploy these troops to Ukraine.

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According to Kirby, US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin recommended that US President Joe Biden put the troops on alert to prepare them for potential deployment in Europe. He decided to do so due to indications that Moscow would not de-escalate tensions with Ukraine.

The development of the situation related to Ukraine is currently the subject of a video discussion between US President Joe Biden and European leaders, which was to begin on Monday at 9 pm CET. These consultations are taking place in the framework of coordination between transatlantic allies and partners in response to the accumulation of Russian troops near the Ukrainian border, according to a White House statement.

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