From TASS. The New York Times feature is here.
See: Pope sets Jan. 26 as day of prayer for peace in Ukraine (The report loyally reports NATO talking points. But the event is significant in that the action is that of a person who represents, worthily or otherwise, 1.3 billion believers.)
US considers deploying American troops in Baltics, Eastern Europe – NY Times daily
US President Joe Biden considers deploying ‘several thousand’ of American troops in the Baltic States and in the east of Europe, New York Times daily reported citing its unnamed sources in the US administration.
“President Biden is considering deploying several thousand US troops, as well as warships and aircraft, to NATO allies in the Baltics and Eastern Europe, an expansion of American military involvement….”
The New York Times daily cited its source, who spoke on conditions of anonymity as saying that “In a meeting on Saturday at Camp David, the presidential retreat in Maryland, senior Pentagon officials presented Mr. Biden with several options that would shift American military assets much closer to Mr. Putin’s doorstep….The options include sending 1,000 to 5,000 troops to Eastern European countries, with the potential to increase that number tenfold if things deteriorate.”
The press service of the US Embassy in Ukraine reported on January 22 that a shipment of military cargo, including ammunition, weighing over 90 tonnes arrived in Ukraine. The embassy noted that last year, the US provided more than $650 million worth of military aid to Ukraine since 2014, while the country received $2.7 billion for these purposes.
Last Thursday, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmitry Kuleba confirmed information by Western media outlets that Kiev would receive $200 million worth of military aid from Washington. He noted that the country received a total sum of $650 million for these purposes from the United States last year.
If the NYT ran a special late-Sunday piece it was so the White House message got out. And the message was to Moscow.