Obama: US Increasing Posture in Europe Amid Russia's 'Aggressive Actions'

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US President Barack Obama said that the United States is investing in its military, including increases of its posture in Europe to "reassure" its allies in light of the Russian aggression.

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WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The United States is investing in its military, including increases of its posture in Europe to "reassure" its allies in light of the Russian aggression, US President Barack Obama said.

"We're investing in capabilities that our military needs to deter aggression and defend our security and that of our allies, and this includes increases in our posture in Europe to reassure NATO allies in the light of particularly increased aggressive actions by Russia," Obama said Tuesday in a meeting with US Defense Secretary Ash Carter.

Department of Defense officials have increasingly raised concerns over what they have deemed is Russian aggression.

Russia has repeatedly refuted the accusations of aggression and characterized as unacceptable such attempts to portray the country as an enemy. Moreover, Moscow has warned that US and NATO amassing of military personnel and equipment on Russia’s borders is provocative and contrary to previously reached agreements, and can cause regional and global destabilization.

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