NATO to set up units in Slovakia, Romania, Bulgaria, Hungary -Biden

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U.S. President Joe Biden attends a North Atlantic Council meeting during a NATO summit to discuss Russia's invasion of Ukraine, at the alliance's headquarters in Brussels, Belgium March 24, 2022. REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein/Pool

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BRUSSELS, March 24 (Reuters) - NATO leaders on Thursday agreed to bolster defenses, particularly in Eastern Europe, and will deploy four new combat units in Slovakia, Romania, Bulgaria, Hungary, U.S. President Joe Biden said in a statement.

NATO leaders will also develop plans for additional forces and capabilities before their June summit, Biden said in a statement during his trip to Europe to address Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

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Reporting by Jarrett Renshaw in Brussels; writing by Susan Heavey; Editing by Doina Chiacu

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