U.S. plan to send more troops in eastern Europe to bolster military support for NATO members 0406142
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|Wednesday, June 4, 2014 10:03 AM|
|U.S. plan to send more troops in eastern Europe to bolster military support for NATO members.|
The President of United States, Barack Obama plans to send more troops and equipment to bolster military support for NATO members in eastern Europe as tensions in the region simmer following Russia's actions in Ukraine. The U.S. President has called on lawmakers in Washington to back the $1billion plan to support and train the armed forces of NATO states on Russia's borders.
In a warning to Moscow, Obama said the U.S. has contingency plans to protect every member of NATO, and has been steadily developing those plans in recent years.
'Today, I'm announcing a new initiative to bolster the support of our Nato allies here in Europe,' Obama said at Warsaw's Belweder Palace. 'Under this effort, and with the support of Congress, the United States will preposition more equipment in Europe.'
The U.S. and Europe have already levied sanctions against Russian officials, but are holding off on further sanctions amid Putin's vow to respect the results of Ukraine's recent presidential election.