The US government will surely see the departure of 160 members of the Florida National Guard (one of its military reserve corps) from Ukraine this Saturday. This as an extreme precaution against the imminent possibility of an invasion by Russia.
The United States Secretary of Defense, Lloyd Austin, ordered «the temporary repositioning» of these 160 reservists who have been in Ukraine since last November. This was reported in a statement by the Department of Defense.
The troops are assigned to the 53rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team. For the last few months they have been advising and training the Ukrainian Armed Forces.
The decision was made as an «extreme precaution» measure to ensure the safety of US personnel in Ukraine and in line with the guidelines issued by the State Department for that country.
“This repositioning does not imply a change in our determination to support the Armed Forces of Ukraine. But it will give us more flexibility to work with our allies and deter aggression.»