Russia will respond if U.S. boosts troops in Eastern Europe - lawmaker

by Reuters
Monday, 24 January 2022 09:43 GMT

MOSCOW, Jan 24 (Reuters) - Russia will "respond appropriately" if the United States deploys more troops in Eastern Europe and the Baltic countries, the Interfax news agency quoted Russian lawmaker Andrei Kartapolov as saying on Monday.

Kartapolov, who heads the Russian parliament's defence committee, spoke after the New York Times reported that U.S. President Joe Biden was considering sending thousands of troops to NATO allies in the region amid tensions between Moscow and the West over Ukraine. (Reporting by Anton Kolodyazhnyy Writing by Olzhas Auyezov Editing by Peter Graff)

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