The United States is taking over from 10,000 soldiers deployed in Europe

The United States will carry out the relief of 10,500 soldiers deployed in Europe in the coming months, which will not affect the number of US forces stationed in the region that amount to about 100,000 troops.

Defense Department spokesman John Kirby said at a press conference that Pentagon chief Lloyd Austin gave the order for this relief to take place.

“These are not permanent movements, they are designed to respond to the current security environment and, furthermore, these forces are not going to go fight Ukraine,” the US spokesman said.

Since before the beginning of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, on February 24, The US sent reinforcements of military personnel to allied countries on the eastern flank of NATO to counter the threat from Moscow.

The same day the invasion began, US President Joe Biden ordered the dispatch of 7,000 soldiers to Germany, in addition to the 6,800 announced the previous weeks and who were temporarily deployed in that same country, Poland and Romania.

Currently, the US has some 100,000 uniformed personnel in permanent and rotating missions on the European continent, the highest number in almost two decades, compared to the 80,000 it had in January, before the invasion of Ukraine.

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