US moves 7,000 more soldiers to Europe over Ukraine war

Paratroopers load aircraft bound for the U.S. Central Command area of operations from Fort Bragg, N.C. on January 4, 2020. (Spc. Hubert Delany III/Army)

Washington — The US government is moving 7,000 more soldiers to Europe following Russia’s attack on Ukraine.

They will be deployed in the coming days and initially stationed in Germany, the Department of Defence said on Thursday. US President Joe Biden had already announced the redeployment earlier, but without specifying the number of the soldiers involved.

“They will deploy to Germany to reassure NATO Allies, deter Russian aggression and be prepared to support a range of requirements in the region,” the Pentagon said.

Most recently, Biden had already announced the deployment of an additional 6,000 soldiers to Eastern Europe because of the Ukraine conflict.

According to the US military, it currently has more than 90,000 soldiers in Europe, around 35,000 of them in Germany.

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