US to send 7,000 more troops to Germany to reassure NATO allies amid Russia invasion of Ukraine, Reuters reported on Thursday evening, citing a senior we defense official.
Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin ordered the deployment to the direction of President Joe Biden.
“This would include an armored brigade combat team with associated capabilities and enablers. They will deploy to Germany to reassure NATO allies, deter Russian aggression and prepare for support a range of requirements in the region. We await their departure in the next few days,” said the official.
Ukraine has lost control of the Chernobyl nuclear site after a violent battle with Russian, Ukrainian troops military and adviser to the presidency office said earlier..
rooms of the south of Kherson region and the airfield of Hostomel, to the northwest of the capital of Kyiv were also reportedly captured by Russian forces.
Russian troops took over Chernobyl as Ukrainian forces fought them on three sides on On Thursday, after Moscow launched an assault by land, sea and air in most grand attack on a European state since World War II.
The Russian military launched the highly anticipated invasion of Ukraine earlier on the same day, when President Vladimir Putin ignored international condemnation and sanctions and threatened others countries that any attempt at interference lead to “consequences you never saw”.
Big explosions were heard before dawn in KyivKharkiv and Odessa like world the leaders decried start of a Russian invasion it could cause mass casualties and democratically overthrow Ukraine elected government. Russian military columns crossed the Ukrainian border to Chernihiv, Kharkiv and Luhansk regions, the Ukrainian Border Guard Service said, in what appears to be an assault along the entire border with Russia.
Seven soldiers deceased in Russian airstrikes in the first some hours of the invasionsaid the Ukrainian Interior Ministry.
the head of Ukrainian military said on Thursday he had been ordered by President Volodymyr Zelensky to repel Russian forces invasion of son country.
“The Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces of Ukraine gave the order to inflict maximum losses against the aggressor,” Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces of Ukraine, said General of division Valery Zaluzhny.
Earlier on On Thursday, Zelenskyy introduced martial law, saying Russia was targeting Ukraine military infrastructure and explosions are heard across the country. Zelenskyy said he had just spoke to President Joe Biden and the United States was rallying international support for Ukraine. He urged Ukrainians to stay home and not to panic.