US to deploy troops to Eastern Europe as tensions continue between Russia and Ukraine

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Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby confirmed on Wednesday that the US will soon move approximately 2,000 troops from Fort Bragg in North Carolina to Poland and Germany this week. Roughly 1,000 Germany-based soldiers will also head to Romania.

This comes a day after diplomatic efforts between Ukraine, Russia and international leaders took place and following Russian President Vladimir Putin saying on Tuesday that the US and its allies are “using Ukraine as a tool to contain Russia.”

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