Jan 25, 2022 - Politics & Policy

Congressional Democrats request classified briefing on Ukraine

Chuck Schumer

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Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Monday separately called for classified briefings on the brewing crisis between Russia and Ukraine.

Why it matters: The move comes as tensions between the two nations continue unabated and a Russian invasion appears increasingly likely.

  • The Pentagon announced earlier Monday that it has placed 8,500 U.S. troops on "heightened preparedness to deploy" to eastern Europe to assist NATO if necessary.
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