EThe United States mobilizes 8,500 soldiers to deploy in Europe, in response to the Russian military mobilization on the Ukraine border.
The Pentagon described the move as “a precautionary measure” saying it would be irresponsible not to act.
The president of the United States Joe Biden He said seeing unanimity in European governments: “This is really important. I have had a very, very, very good meeting, in total unanimity with all European leaders.”
The United States took another step forward this time by moving the USS Harry S Truman aircraft carrier to the Mediterranean.
It is the first time since the cold war that an entire US aircraft carrier group has come under NATO command.
The Russian ambassador to Ireland, Yuri Filatov accused NATO of fueling tensions and denied any invasion: “Instead of wasting efforts looking for a response to the nonexistent Russian invasion, Europe would be better off offering a responsible and mature response to Russian proposals on security guarantees in Europe.”
The President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, called for calm: “The session of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine has just been held. The conclusions of this session are not noisy decisions for the media, but very important conclusions for our society and Ukrainian citizens. They sound very simple: everything is under control, there is no reason to panic”.
Zelensky also met with the President of the European Council, Charles Michel, and called on the European Union to remain united
The head of European diplomacy, Josep Borrell, has warned against excessive and alarmist reactions to the crisis.