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The multinational battle group of the North Atlantic Alliance in Slovakia is ready to fight, the NATO headquarters said. According to the survey, three-quarters of Americans support military aid to Ukraine, despite nuclear threats.

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6:00 The multinational battle group of the North Atlantic Alliance in Slovakia is now capable of combat deployment, NATO headquarters said. The unit under Czech command was created this spring in response to NATO’s decision to strengthen its eastern wing after the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

The recently concluded Strong Cohesion exercise demonstrated that troops from the Czech Republic, Germany, Slovakia, Slovenia and the United States are capable of operating under a unified command and are ready to assume their responsibilities, NATO said in a statement.

The NATO battlegroup in Slovakia was created in order to strengthen the eastern wing of the North Atlantic Alliance after Russia’s military invasion of Ukraine. Ground troops are stationed in the military area of ​​Lešť, members of the air defense then at the Sliač air base. According to data from July, referred to by the DPA agency, there are approximately 1,100 soldiers from other NATO countries in Slovakia.

In addition to Slovakia, the presence of NATO forces in connection with the Russian invasion of Ukraine was also strengthened in Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria.

5:55 Nearly three-quarters of Americans think the United States should continue to support Ukraine, despite Russian threats to possibly use nuclear weapons to protect its territory. This emerged from the latest public opinion poll by Ipsos for Reuters.

The results of the survey indicated that President Joe Biden continues to have support when it comes to providing assistance to Ukraine, be it weapons systems, training or other military assistance for the government of President Volodymyr Zelensky. All this despite fears that the war could escalate if Ukraine acquires long-range weapons that could hit Russia.

1,005 Americans participated in the Internet survey. 73 percent of them agreed that the US should continue to support Ukraine. They included both Democrats and Republicans, but more support was seen among Biden’s Democrats (81 percent) versus Republicans (66 percent). 66 percent of respondents then said that Washington should provide weapons to Ukraine. Back in August, only 51 percent of respondents agreed with this.

The United States has already provided more than $16.8 billion in aid to Ukraine. On Tuesday, President Biden promised another $625 million aid package. It will include other weapons and military equipment, including HIMARS salvo rocket launchers.


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