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Biden to Send American Forces to Eastern Europe: Ukraine Update

  • Ukraine cautions leaders over alarmist warnings of invasion
  • Kremlin leader holds ‘long’ phone call with France’s Macron
Ukrainian servicemen on the front line in the Luhansk region, Ukraine, on Jan. 27.

Ukrainian servicemen on the front line in the Luhansk region, Ukraine, on Jan. 27.

Photographer: Vadim Ghirda/AP Photo

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President Joe Biden said he would be sending American troops to Eastern Europe as the threat of a Russian invasion of Ukraine continues to weigh on the U.S. and its allies. 

The U.S. and the European Union are zeroing in on a package of sanctions against Russia should President Vladimir Putin decide to invade Ukraine, according to people familiar with the matter and documents seen by Bloomberg. Separately, Putin told his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron that the response from the U.S. to Moscow’s security demands “didn’t take into account Russia’s main concerns,” but said his government will continue to study them before deciding on its next step.