Soldiers from 82nd Airborne Division of the US Armed Forces in Rzeszow, Poland, near the border with Ukraine.
The military arrived as part of the strengthening of NATO’s eastern flank and support of its European allies in its hypothetical invasion of Ukraine by the Russian Federation.
This Sunday afternoon, February 06, 2022, a new contingent of US troops has arrived in Poland by air to reinforce NATO military positions on its eastern flank. The Polish television TVN24 has broadcast images of the military at the Rzeszów-Jasionka Airport, in the southeast of the country, where more US soldiers arrived on Saturday. The Polish Minister of Defense, Mariusz Blaszczak, has expressed his satisfaction with the arrival of US troops
Its commander is Maj. Gen. Christopher Donahue, who on August 30 was the last US soldier to leave Afghanistan.
“Our national contribution here in Poland shows our solidarity with all of our allies here in Europe and obviously during this period of uncertainty we know that together we are stronger,” Donahue said at the airport.
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