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The U.S. Department of Defense says U.S. troops could be deployed to strengthen NATO in Eastern Europe. (File photo)
The threat of war between Russia and Ukraine continues to grow. With this in mind, the US Department of Defense has placed the Pentagon on high alert with 8,500 U.S. troops stationed in Eastern Europe. Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said the troopers included members of the war team, health workers, intelligence and surveillance teams.
John Kirby said, ‘So far no order has been issued to retain these soldiers and no assignment has been assigned to them. However, US forces may be deployed to strengthen NATO in Eastern Europe. Additional US troops will be stationed in Europe based on NATO’s decision.
Johnson also warned Putin
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has warned Russian President Vladimir Putin that an attack on Ukraine could have serious consequences.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has warned Russian President Vladimir Putin that an attack on Ukraine could have serious consequences. Johnson’s statement comes after the Russian military announced in February that it was conducting naval exercises 150 miles off the coast of Ireland. Russia has announced maneuvers with its 140 warships in the Atlantic, Pacific, Mediterranean and North Seas.
UN says – Avoid crises through political dialogue
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called on all parties to resolve issues through dialogue rather than war.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for the start of political talks to defuse tensions between Ukraine and Russia. UN spokesman Stephen Dujarric said the two countries should work together to find a negotiated solution to the problems between the two countries, rather than war. We call on all parties to take immediate action to end the war situation and mitigate the border crackdown.
Britain supplies anti-tank missiles to Ukraine
Britain has sent ordinary and guided anti-tank missiles to Ukraine to defend against Russian attack. (File photo)
Britain has handed over a number of sophisticated anti-tank missiles and Anglo-Swedish anti-tank guided missiles to Ukraine to counter Russian attacks. The Russian side is believed to be the first to attack the Ukrainian border with tanks. Russia has deployed about 8,000 tanks on the Ukrainian border, according to NATO military experts. Russia has also deployed 36 Iskander missiles on the border with Ukraine.
The United States can take direct action
The United States has also decided to take direct action in the situation in Russia and Ukraine. On Saturday, Pentagon officials in Maryland offered Biden several options for dealing with Russia. One was to send US troops, warplanes and warships to countries close to Russia to exert military pressure on them. 1 to 5 thousand American soldiers can be sent to these countries at any time.
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