Biden increases military presence in Europe as war rages in Ukraine

The U.S. is establishing a permanent headquarters in Poland while G-7 leaders are calling a Russian airstrike on a Ukrainian shopping mall a war crime.
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Transcript for Biden increases military presence in Europe as war rages in Ukraine
TIME TODAY. NATIONAL SECURITY COUNCIL COORDINATED FOR STRATEGIC COMMUNICATIONS. THANKS AGAIN, JOHN WE APPRECIATE IT. >> MY PLEASURE, THANK YOU. >> AND THE FAMILY OF ONE OF THE 11 WOMAN CAPTURED IN UKRAINE SAYS THE U.S. STATE DEPARTMENT HAS SPOKEN TO HIM AND HE IS DOING QUOTE OKAY. THE TWO AMERICANS WERE TAKEN BY RUSSIAN FORCES DURING A BATTLE NORTH OF KHARKIV EARLIER THIS MONTH. MEANWHILE, PRESIDENT BIDEN SAYS THE U.S. WILL INCREASE ITS MILITARY PRESENCE IN EUROPE ESTABLISHING A PERMANENT HEADQUARTERS IN POLAND. FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT TOM SOUPY BURGEONING LIVE NOW FROM KYIV, UKRAINE. WITH MORE ON THIS. TOM, HOW SIGNIFICANT IS THIS MOVE BY PRESIDENT BIDEN AND WHAT IMPACT COULD IT HAVE ON THE WAR? >> HUGELY SIGNIFICANT, DIANE. WE'RE SEEING A RAMPING UP OF THE U.S. MILITARY PRESENCE ACROSS EUROPE. THIS IS LESS ABOUT IMPACTING THE WAR DIRECTLY HERE, IT MIGHT HELP THE U.S. TRAIN UKRAINIAN FORCES IN NEIGHBORING COUNTRIES. BUT MORE, IT'S REALLY ABOUT DETERRING RUSSIA DETERRING RUSSIA FROM TAKING ACTION AGAINST NATO MEMBER STATES IN EUROPE. PARTICULARLY THE BALTICS. WE'LL SEE MORE U.S. TROOPS THERE. THAT ANALYSTS BELIEVE IS THE BIGGEST THREAT COUNTRIES LIKE LITHUANIA, ZELENSKYY SAYING IN HIS SPEECH TO THE NATO SUMMIT TODAY THAT REALLY DOSES OF COUNTRIES ARE IN RUSSIA'S CROSSHAIRS TO. AND THAT WAS HIS PITCH TO THE NATO SUMMIT FOR MORE SUPPORT, MORE WEAPONS, MORE FINANCIAL SUPPORT. HE WANTS FIVE BILLION DOLLARS IN THE U.S. AND ITS ALLIES EVERY MONTH. HE SAYS THE SOVEREIGNTY OF INDEPENDENT EUROPEAN STATES IS AT STAKE. >> TOM, YESTERDAY -- JANICE OLDENBURG CALLED THE WAR IN UKRAINE THE MOST SERIOUS SECURITY CRISIS EUROPE HAS FACED SINCE WORLD WAR II. IS THERE AN AND INSIGHT, WHAT'S THE LATEST ON NEGOTIATIONS BETWEEN UKRAINE AND RUSSIA? >> THEY'RE LIMITED. AND I THINK THIS IS WHEN WE SAY TO PEOPLE WHO PROBABLY DON'T KNOW UKRAINE THAT WELL. IT'S THAT THERE IS A LOT OF TALK IN CAPITALS LIKE PARIS ABOUT WHETHER OR NOT A DIPLOMATIC SOLUTION CAN BE NEGOTIATED AT THIS POINT. WE'VE HEARD THE WORD FROM PRISON MACRON RECENTLY TALKING ABOUT WHETHER THERE IS A COMPROMISE THAT MIGHT BE AVAILABLE AT SOME POINT. DESPITE THEIR SOLID SUPPORT FOR UKRAINE. AND THE REALITY IS, THE UKRAINIANS RIGHT NOW, UKRAINIAN OFFICIALS SAY THIS PUBLICLY TO. IS THAT THEY REALLY DON'T SEE A WAY OUT OF THIS AT THE MOMENT THROUGH THE POLICY. YOU'VE GOT TO REMEMBER THAT RUSSIA STARTED A WAR IN THE EAST OF UKRAINE BY A PROXIES A YEARS AGO. THE UKRAINIANS AND WENT INTO VERY CONTRACTED AND PROLONGED GAUTHIER SHUNS WITH THE RUSSIANS WHICH WERE CALLED THE MINSK NEGOTIATIONS AND IT ABSOLUTELY LEAD TO NOTHING. ACTUALLY, IT LED TO THE INVASION THAT WE SAW BACK IN FEBRUARY AND THE DESTRUCTION WHICH RUSSIA'S INVASION IS BRINGING TO THE COUNTRY RIGHT NOW. THAT'S WHY THERE'S NO APPETITE HERE IN KYIV REALLY FOR ANY KIND DIPLOMATIC SOLUTION RIGHT NOW. THEY SAY, AND THEY PUSH THIS TO ZELENSKYY TO THE NATO SUMMIT TODAY, THEY SAY RUSSIA CAN ONLY BE DEFEATED ON THE BATTLEFIELD. >> AND TOM, WHAT MORE DO WE KNOW ABOUT THE CONVERSATION THE STATE DEPARTMENT HAD WITH ALEX DRUEKE, ONE OF THE AMERICANS CAPTURED IN UKRAINE? WHILE HE WAS VOLUNTEERING WITH UKRAINIAN FORCES. >> WE'RE LEARNING THIS DIANE, IN AN INTERVIEW WITH HIS MOTHER AND HIS AUNT. GIVEN TO ABC NEWS. EFFECTIVELY, THEY'RE SAYING THAT THEY'VE BEEN TOLD THAT ALEX ROOKIE IS BEING TREATED HUMANELY BY HIS CAPTORS. THAT HE IS IN A GOOD STATE, HEALTHWISE. AND THEY WERE ABLE TO ALSO PASS A MESSAGE TO HIM. OFFICIALLY WE'RE STILL GETTING FEW DETAILS ABOUT WHETHER THERE IS ANY DISCUSSION ABOUT WHETHER OR NOT HE CAN

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