Biden Orders 3,000 More Troops to Poland Amid Ukraine Crisis

By ROBERT BURNS, AP Nationwide Safety Author

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon is sending one other 3,000 fight troops to Poland to affix 1,700 who already are assembling there in an illustration of American dedication to NATO allies frightened on the prospect of Russia invading Ukraine, a senior protection official stated Friday.

The official, who offered the knowledge on situation of anonymity earlier than an official announcement, stated the extra troopers will depart their publish at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, over the following couple of days and must be in Poland by early subsequent week. They’re the remaining components of an infantry brigade of the 82nd Airborne Division.

The announcement got here shortly after Jake Sullivan, President Joe Biden’s nationwide safety adviser, issued a public warning for all Americans in Ukraine to go away the nation as quickly as doable. Sullivan stated Russian President Vladimir Putin may give the order to launch an invasion of Ukraine any day now.

Along with the U.S. troops deploying to Poland, about 1,000 U.S. troopers based mostly in Germany are shifting to Romania in an identical mission of reassurance to a NATO ally.

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