US President Joe Biden, who is on a two-day visit to Poland, met with soldiers of the elite 82nd Airborne Division in Rzeszów, south-eastern Poland on Friday.
Nearly all of the US paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division have landed in Poland, a spokesperson for the United States European Command (EUCOM) has told PAP.
Almost 5,000 soldiers from America's 82nd Airborne Division will join US troops already in Poland and will be stationed in the country's southeast along with British soldiers, the defence minister has announced.
The United States will send 3,000 additional troops to Poland in the coming days as fears of a Russian invasion of Ukraine grow, the US defence department has announced as quoted by several news agencies.
The Pentagon announced on Wednesday the US is to send an additional 3,000 soldiers to Poland, Germany and Romania to support its allies in the face of a Russian military build-up around Ukraine.
US President Joe Biden has formally confirmed the deployment of a further 2,000 American soldiers to Poland as well as several thousand to Romania and other countries on Nato's eastern flank, the CNN television channel reported on Wednesday.