Biden sending troops to Eastern Europe soon as Ukraine turmoil intensifies

The president made the comment after stepping off of Air Force One following a speech in Pittsburgh. He did not say how many troops would be going, and he added that he does not have an update on the tensions between Russia and Ukraine.

Members of Ukraine's Territorial Defense Forces, volunteer military units of the Armed Forces, train in a city park in Kyiv, 乌克兰, 星期六, 一月. 22, 2022. Dozens of civilians have been joining Ukraine's army reserves in recent weeks amid fears about Russian invasion. ([object Window])

Members of Ukraine’s Territorial Defense Forces, volunteer military units of the Armed Forces, train in a city park in Kyiv, 乌克兰, 星期六, 一月. 22, 2022. Dozens of civilians have been joining Ukraine’s army reserves in recent weeks amid fears about Russian invasion. ([object Window]) ([object Window])

UKRAINE, RUSSIA STANDOFF: ARIZONA AIR FORCE BASE COULD DEPLOY US TROOPS IF MOSCOW LAUNCHES ATTACK

Biden’s remark comes as top 五角大楼 officials Friday said the build-up of 俄语 troops along Ukraine’s border is the largest since the Cold War. Joint Chiefs of Staffs Chairman Mark Milley warned that conflict in Eastern Europe would behorrific.Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin stressed that it isnot inevitable,” maintaining that there isstill time and space for diplomacyas the Kremlin continues to threaten a major incursion in Ukraine.

Biden said earlier this week there would notbe any American forces moving into Ukraine,” though he hinted then that U.S. troops could be moved to Europe. The troops may head to NATO front-line countries if Russian begins a large military operation against Ukraine.

Vladimir President Vladimir Putin in Moscow, 俄国, 星期二, 一月. 25, 2022.

Vladimir President Vladimir Putin in Moscow, 俄国, 星期二, 一月. 25, 2022. (Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)

UKRAINE CRISIS PUTS ARMY’S 82ND AIRBORNE ON HEIGHTENED ALERT, AMONG OTHER UNITS NOW IDENTIFIED

我们. Army’s 82nd Airborne Division is one of several military units on heightened alert as Russian forces continue a military buildup on the Ukrainian border.

I can say today that these units include elements of the 82nd Airborne Division based at Fort Bragg, which regularly, I think you all know, maintains high readiness, as well as elements of the 18th Airborne Corps, also based at Fort Bragg,” Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said during a press briefing Thursday.

A serviceman takes his position in a trench at the line of separation near Yasne village, 关于 33,6 km (21,2 英里) south-west of Donetsk, controlled by Russia-backed separatists, 乌克兰东部, 星期五, 一月. 14, 2022. (AP Photo/Alexei Alexandrov)

A serviceman takes his position in a trench at the line of separation near Yasne village, 关于 33,6 km (21,2 英里) south-west of Donetsk, controlled by Russia-backed separatists, 乌克兰东部, 星期五, 一月. 14, 2022. (AP Photo/Alexei Alexandrov) (AP Photo/Alexei Alexandrov)

美国. has been bracing for weeks for the possibility that Russia may launch an invasion of Ukraine, warning of dire consequences if Moscow goes through with an invasion. 过度 100,000 Russian troops are at the border with Ukraine, with Kirby saying the Pentagon has continued to see a buildup ofcredible combat forces” 在最后 24 小时.

The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Fox News.

福克斯新闻’ Michael Lee contributed to this report

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