The US put 8,500 troops on high alert amid tensions in Ukraine

The US put 8,500 troops on high alert amid tensions in Ukraine



The US military on Monday put about 8,500 troops on alert for deployment to Europe, potentially at very short notice if necessary, to reassure nervous Nato allies amid a Russian military buildup near Ukraine The decision has US backing for Ukraine, which is not part of the NATO alliance, she underscored growing NATO preparations for what Washington and Kyiv believe are Russian moves to muster their forces for a possible invasion of Ukraine.

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The US military on Monday put about 8,500 troops on alert for deployment to Europe, potentially at very short notice if necessary, to reassure nervous Nato allies amid a Russian military buildup near Ukraine The decision has US backing for Ukraine, which is not part of the NATO alliance, she underscored growing NATO preparations for what Washington and Kyiv believe are Russian moves to muster their forces for a possible invasion of Ukraine.

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