The US will deploy heavy weapons in central and eastern Europe for the first time, Washington says, in the midst of the worst standoff between Russia and the West since the Cold War, triggered by the crisis in Ukraine.
"We will temporarily stage one armoured brigade combat team's vehicles and associated equipment in countries in central and eastern Europe," US defence secretary Ashton Carter said at a joint press conference with three Baltic defence ministers on the eve of NATO ministerial talks.
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