President Joe Biden reiterated Thursday that the United States volition not nonstop its subject forces to the beforehand lines of the Russian penetration of Ukraine.
“Our forces are not and volition not beryllium engaged successful a struggle with Russia successful Ukraine,” helium said astatine a White House quality conference. “Our forces are not going to Europe to combat successful Ukraine, but to support our NATO allies and reassure those allies successful the East.”
Biden has repeatedly cautioned that helium would not nonstop American troops to combat Russian forces successful Ukraine. “We person nary volition of warring Russia,” Biden said connected Tuesday. “We privation to nonstop an unmistakable message, though, that the United States, unneurotic with our allies, volition support each inch of NATO territory.”
The president authorized moving US troops already stationed successful different parts of Europe into NATO-aligned countries on the Russian border, including Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania.
“The further unit are being repositioned to reassure our NATO allies, deter immoderate imaginable aggression against NATO subordinate states, and bid with big federation forces,” Pentagon property caput John Kirby said successful a conference Tuesday, adding that the moves are “temporary” successful nature.
NATO is an confederation betwixt 30 countries crossed North America and Europe meant to sphere information done governmental and subject methods. The organization, which developed aft World War II, focuses connected security-related issues with allies and the “peaceful resolution” of disputes.
On Thursday morning, a conjugation of NATO’s eastbound countries including Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Poland, Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania