US President on Tuesday said there will be no American forces moving into Ukraine as tensions flare over the urgent threat of a Russian military incursion.

Iran PressAmerica: “There is not going to be any American forces moving into Ukraine,” Biden told reporters.

The US and its allies have warned that a Russian invasion of Ukraine could be imminent as Moscow has amassed at least 100,000 troops near its border with Kyiv.

Biden’s comments come a day after the Pentagon announced on Monday that it is readying up to 8,500 troops to potentially deploy to Eastern Europe.

Most of those troops would help the NATO Response Force, a multinational force that the alliance could deploy on short notice. That force has not yet been activated. 

Asked about what would lead to the deployment of the 8,500 troops, Biden said it depends on “what Putin does or doesn’t do.”

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg similarly said Tuesday that the alliance would not be sending combat troops to Ukraine.  219