UPDATED 6:45 AM PT – Tuesday, February 2, 2022
According to Wednesday reports, Joe Biden formally approved the deployment of additional troops to Eastern Europe. The Pentagon is reportedly expected to announce the newest show of force as the White House looks to deescalate tensions between Russia and Ukraine.
The deployments are expected to include around 2,000 troops to Poland and a few more thousand heading to Southeastern NATO countries like Romania. The troop movement could reportedly take place in the coming days.
This comes as Sen. Bill Hagerty (R-Tenn.) said Russia has heard enough talking from the Biden administration. In a recent interview, the Republican said it’s time for Biden to demonstrate America’s resolve. Hagerty said there are a variety of ways for Biden to do this and called on him to impose sanctions.
Russia has seen enough rhetoric from this Administration. We need to demonstrate our resolve. pic.twitter.com/9dPUswpYuC
— Senator Bill Hagerty (@SenatorHagerty) January 31, 2022
Russia has reportedly deployed over 100,000 troops at Ukraine’s border, prompting defense analysts to warn Russia is willing to risk war to achieve its political objectives over the sovereign country.