The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Employees mentioned Monday that the U.S. remains to be a “methods away” from any doable determination on whether or not to re-introduce U.S. troops to Ukraine.
“On the finish of the day, any reintroduction of U.S. forces into Ukraine would require a presidential determination. So we’re a methods away from something like that,” Gen. Mark Milley instructed reporters at a information briefing.
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“We’re nonetheless growing programs of motion, and none of that is been offered but to the Secretary,” he mentioned, referring to Protection Secretary Lloyd Austin.
Milley didn’t elaborate concerning whether or not he was referring to low-level planning for U.S. forces to doubtlessly safe a diplomatic presence in Ukraine or, doubtlessly, for different actions.
President Biden determined to withdraw U.S. army from Ukraine earlier than Russia’s Feb. 24 invasion.
The U.S. is aiding Ukraine by sharing intelligence and sending weapons.
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Russia’s conflict marked its third month on Tuesday, with no fast victory for Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Ukrainian authorities reported Tuesday that staff had discovered 200 our bodies within the basement of an condo constructing within the southern port metropolis of Mariupol.
The Workplace of the United Nations Excessive Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has reported 8,533 civilian casualties in Ukraine, together with 3,942 deaths and 4,591 accidents.
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Nevertheless, the precise figures are believed to be significantly increased.
Reuters and The G3 Field Information contributed to this report.