US to consider deploying troops to Baltics, Eastern Europe

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(VOVWORLD) - Several US officials have proposed a variety of solutions to US President Joe Biden to ease tensions between Russia and Ukraine, including deploying between 1,000 and 1,500 US troops to Eastern European countries. 
US to consider deploying troops to Baltics, Eastern Europe - ảnh 1US soldiers take part in an exercise in Latvia in March 2021. (Photo: EPA)

This number could increase up to 10 times if the situation continues to deteriorate. President Biden is considering deploying several thousand US troops, as well as warships and aircraft, to NATO allies in the Baltics and Eastern Europe. President Biden is expected to make a final decision this week.

The move would signal a major pivot for the Biden administration, which up until recently was taking a restrained stance on Ukraine, out of fear of provoking Russia into invading.

Earlier, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken emphasized that although the US continues to pursue a diplomatic solution, Washington is also very focused on building its defense capability.