US troops arrived in Poland on Saturday as a part of NATO strikes to ship in additional troops over fears that Russia may invade Ukraine, a Polish military spokesman informed AFP.
“The primary batch has arrived on the airport in Jesionka” in southwestern Poland, Main Przemyslaw Lipczynski stated, including that the majority of a contingent of 1,700 US troopers would come “quickly”.
He stated the troopers who arrived Saturday have been from the 82nd Division, experiences AFP.
Washington stated final week it might ship about 3,000 further troops to japanese Europe to defend NATO members towards any “aggression”.
Washington is sending 2,000 troops stationed within the US. They’re being flown to Germany and Poland. One other 1,000 already in Germany are being despatched to Romania.
Western capitals have accused Russia of amassing some 100,000 troops on the borders of pro-Western Ukraine in preparation for an invasion and have vowed to impose devastating sanctions on Moscow if it assaults.