The head of the Pentagon Lloyd Austin discussed with the heads of the US defense department the further build-up of the Russian military contingent on the border with Ukraine.
This was announced during a briefing by Pentagon Speaker John Kirby.
& # 8212; The Defense Minister attended a meeting with key ministry officials, including the head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the European Command Commander, to discuss the situation in Ukraine. We continue to see additional potential that Putin continues to increase. This is an additional military potential in the western part of his country and around Ukraine, he noted.
The Pentagon reported yesterday that the United States is ready to provide Ukraine with everything necessary to defend its territory.
< p> US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin noted that Washington is concerned about the buildup of Russian troops on the border with Ukraine.
According to Ukrainian Defense Minister Alexei Reznikov, the Russian Federation continues to increase the number of its armed forces near our borders. He suggested that in the near future their number could grow to 175 thousand troops.
At the same time, American intelligence believes that Russia is planning an invasion of Ukraine through several fronts early next year. They want to attract up to 175 thousand troops for the offensive.