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Biden: US does not plan to deploy troops in Ukraine to defend against Russia

Source : 112 Ukraine

The President said the United States has a moral and legal obligation to protect NATO allies in the event of an attack, but this obligation does not extend to Ukraine
08:05, 9 December 2021

Joseph Biden
CNN

US President Joe Biden said that the deployment of American troops on Ukrainian territory to prevent a potential Russian invasion is "not being considered” as Reuters reported.

"That is not on the table. It would depend upon what the rest of the NATO countries were willing to do as well. But the idea the United States is going to unilaterally use force to confront Russia invading Ukraine is not ... in the cards right now,” Biden said.

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He noted that he made it clear that the United States will also provide Ukraine with defensive capabilities, but there is no talk of sending troops.

The president said the United States has a moral and legal obligation to protect NATO allies in the event of an attack, but this obligation does not extend to Ukraine.

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The American leader said he should have summit meetings with Russia and with at least four major NATO allies to "discuss the future of Russia's concerns about NATO as a whole," and whether agreements to be reached related to "stress relief" along the eastern front.

When the next talks with Russia and other NATO countries take place, Biden hopes to announce by Friday.

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As is known, the negotiations between the Russian and American leaders took place on December 7. The talks took two hours, with the agenda including bilateral relations, strategic stability as well as the situation in Ukraine and the NATO expansion.

The same day, NATO Chiefs of Defence meet virtually to address the current security challenges facing the Alliance, particularly to discuss the situation around Ukraine.

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