Philip Breedlove

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The decision means U.S. allies will "see a more frequent presence of an armored brigade with more modernized equipment in their countries," commander of U.S. European Command.

We should make any changes on our troop structure based on conditions on the ground, not on schedules. Other nations are already ringing in that they are committed.

Several of our largest contributors have already communicated with us that they will remain in their current posture.

The West should consider all of our tools in reply. Could it be destabilising? The answer is yes. Also, inaction could be destabilising (...) We continue to see disturbing elements of air defence, command and control, resupply, equipment coming across a completely porous border.

We don't see combat formations but we see troops that are there specifically to get backbone, guidance and training to the Russian-backed forces in the east.

What you saw that past week was a larger, more complex formation of aircraft carrying out a little deeper and I would say a little more provocative flight path.

To the point of Odessa and Transdniestria, let me just say: we are very concerned about that. We know the capability absolutely exists to do that and cause that problem. We don't know about the intent. What we do see is some of the same rhetoric that was used when they went into Crimea.

There is absolutely sufficient (Russian) force postured on the eastern border of Ukraine to run to Transdniestria if the decision was made to do that, and that is very worrisome.

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