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Belgium announces deployment of 300 troops in Romania, sending machine guns to Ukraine

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FILE PHOTO: Belgian Prime Minister Alexander De Croo speaks to the press as he arrives for an emergency summit of the European Union (EU) at the European Council Building, on the situation in Ukraine after Russia’s move invasion in Brussels, Belgium February 24, 2022. John Thys / Pool via REUTERS

February 26, 2022

(Reuters) – Belgium will deploy 300 troops in Romania as part of NATO efforts to fortify its eastern flank, Belgian Prime Minister Alexander De Croo said on Saturday, as Russia attacked Ukrainian cities with artillery and cruise missiles on the third day.

“Belgium assumes its responsibilities in NATO Rapid Response, the elements of which were activated yesterday. In the current phase, 300 Belgian soldiers will be deployed in Romania,” he said on Twitter.

According to De Croo, Belgium will also support Ukrainian forces with 2,000 machine guns and 3,800 tons of fuel.

(Reporting by Sabine Siebold; Editing by Catherine Evans)

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