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Biden has no plans to send US troops to Ukraine

The Pentagon said Monday that the U.S. military has put 8,500 troops on high alert to prepare for deployment to Europe if needed.

NATO says it is making additional forces available and sending more ships and fighter jets to Eastern Europe as Russia continues to deploy troops near Ukraine

US President Joseph Biden has no plans to unilaterally send troops to Ukraine, the White House has said.

“One thing needs to be clarified. There is no intention, interest or desire of the President to send troops to Ukraine. “NATO is a forum to support our Eastern Partners and Eastern Wing countries and the focus is on that.”

said White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki.

The Pentagon said Monday that the U.S. military has put 8,500 troops on high alert to prepare for deployment to Europe if needed.

The US troops on standby include additional combat teams, logistics, medical and air support, and members of intelligence and reconnaissance units.

NATO says it is making additional forces available and sending more ships and fighter jets to Eastern Europe as Russia continues to deploy troops near Ukraine.

The alliance says it is stepping up its “warning” presence in the Baltic Sea region. Several member states of the 30-member military alliance have offered troops and equipment.

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