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NATO sends reinforcements to eastern Europe as Russia accuses West of hysteria

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By Dmitry Antonov and Sabine Siebold MOSCOW/BRUSSELS (Reuters) – NATO said on Monday it was putting forces on standby and reinforcing eastern Europe with more ships and fighter jets, and could also send additional troops to its south-east flank, in what Russia denounced as an escalation of tensions over Ukraine. The U.S. Department of Defense in Washington said about 8,500 American troops were put on heightened alert and were awaiting orders to deploy to the region, should Russia invade Ukraine. “This is about getting troops ready,” said Pentagon press secretary John Kirby. President Joe Biden…

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