Tuesday announcement by US President Joe Biden from Redeployment of forces in Europe Includes sending 800 foot soldiers to an area Baltic even Eight F-35 Fighter Jets to various locations on NATO’s eastern flank, a US official said.
In addition, the United States will send 32 helicopters AH-64 Apache attack aircraft to the Baltic region – Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania – already Poland From elsewhere in Europe, the official added, who spoke on the condition of anonymity.
“These additional personnel are being reassigned to reassure our NATO allies, deter potential aggression against NATO member states, and train with host nation forces.The senior defense official said, adding that none of the new forces came from the United States.
As of February 1, the United States had about 100 soldiers on a patrol mission in Lithuania and 60 in Latvia and Estonia.
Earlier, Biden announced Sanctions on Russia Join the actions of European Union allies.
“We are applying completely disabled sanctions to the two major Russian financial institutionsVEB (one of the largest investment and development banks) and its military bank,” said the US president.
Also, the United States will implementglobal sanctions on Russian sovereign debt. “This means that we have cut off the Russian government from Western funding,” Biden said.
In this sense, he made it clear that Russia You will not be able to get money from the West It does not trade its new debt in the markets of US allies.
In addition, Biden indicated that his country will impose sanctions on his country starting tomorrow Russian elites and his Relativeswhere he confirmed that they are part of “The Kremlin’s Corrupt Games,” and he did not rule out extending this punishment if “Russia continues its aggression against Ukraine.”
In the military field, the US President this Tuesday authorized the transfer Soldiers And the equipment The US military already in European bases, For the Baltic states, without providing figures.
“Let me be clear, these are completely defensive steps on our part, and we have no intention of fighting Russia.Biden indicated that the United States and its allies would defend “every inch of NATO territory” in the event of aggression.
He explained that in recent months the United States did coordinator With NATO and European partners to prepare their response to Russia.
Russia’s parliament on Tuesday ratified the recognition of the independence of the breakaway republics of Donetsk and Luhansk in eastern Ukraine, and He authorized sending Russian troops to Donbass, less than 24 hours after Putin did.
“Who in the name of God thinks that Putin has the right to declare new states on his neighbour’s land? This is a flagrant violation of international law and requires a strong response from the international community.”
(With information from Reuters and EFE)