NUREMBERG, Germany – About 7,000 American troops have been sent to Germany this week to support NATO after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
According to NATO, these additional troopers are meant to augment the 80,000 U.S. service members who are already stationed in Europe.
U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin said the new troops will be based in the Bavaria region of Germany but will be moved elsewhere in Europe if necessary, according to NATO.
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These troops will be greeted by relatively calm and cold conditions, with subfreezing temperatures forecast at night for the Bavaria region through the middle of next week. Daytime temperatures will top out in the mid- to upper 40s.
Elsewhere in Europe, the weather looks relatively calm with a few small systems producing rain and snow across mainly eastern Europe. Temperatures will also remain cold for much of the continent.
Scattered rain and snow is expected across much of Ukraine through the remainder of the week. Heavy snow is possible in the disputed eastern region of Ukraine and southwest Russia by the weekend.