Peskov considered the transfer of US forces as evidence of cause for alarm

Press Secretary Peskov considered the transfer of US forces evidence of cause for concern Joe Biden's US military deployment to Eastern Europe confirms the authenticity of Russia's concern, Russian leader's spokesman Dmitry Peskov told CNN.

This is “the best proof that we, as Russia, have objective reasons to be concerned.” , he noted.

The Kremlin added that Washington “de facto” continues to escalate tensions in Europe.

On February 2, Biden announced his decision to send more than 3,000 American troops to Eastern Europe “to strengthen the defense capability of the allies” ;. According to The Wall Street Journal, the United States will transfer about 2,000 troops from the Fort Bragg military base in North Carolina to Poland, and about 1,000 from the American base in Germany— to Romania.

The US leader told CNN reporter Caitlan Collins that his decision was in line with NATO's collective defense principle, citing Article 5 of the Washington Treaty. It says: if one member state of the alliance is attacked, all other member states will consider it aggression against all NATO countries and must provide assistance.

Pentagon spokesman John Kirby, in turn, ruled out the participation of American troops in the fighting in Ukraine. He called their task “maintaining the defense of NATO allies”.

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