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U.S. troops Europe-bound in response 2 Russian aggression in Ukraine #military

U.S. troops Europe-bound in response 2 Russian aggression in Ukraine #military

April 23, 2014 -- The Pentagon has deployed 600 American soldiers to Europe for infantry training exercises in response to Vladimir Putin's aggression in Ukraine. The move marks the most aggressive show of U.S. force since Russia's presence in Ukraine began. American troops will be placed in Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. "I think if there's a message to Moscow, it is that we take our obligations very, very seriously on the continent of Europe," said Admiral John Kirby, Pentagon spokesman. The deployments were announced just hours after Vice President Joe Biden, who was in Ukraine, issued a stern warning to Putin. "We have been clear that more provocative behavior by Russia will lead to more costs and to greater isolation," Biden said. Biden said time is running out for Russia to move its tens of thousands of forces from Ukraine's eastern border and its supporters ...

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