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Ukraine-Russia crisis: US refuses to draw down troops

The US said it has no plans to cut troop numbers in Eastern Europe to defuse tensions with Russia.

Top diplomat Antony Blinken said Russia is pushing a “false narrative” to justify troop deployments on Ukraine’s border.

  • Deutsche Welle

The United States has dismissed reports that it is preparing to offer to cut troop numbers in Eastern Europe at talks next week with Russia over Ukraine.

US outlet NBC News, citing several sources, reported on Friday that Washington was ready to discuss scaling back US forces in Eastern Europe, with Russia also pulling back from the Ukrainian border and other parts of the region.

“In fact, we…

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