Such a decision, according to the New York Times, is part of the policy of US President Joe Biden to increase American forces in Europe in response to Russia's NMD in Ukraine.

The Pentagon will maintain a multi-thousand US military presence in southeastern Romania for at least another nine months, closer to hostilities in Ukraine than any other U.S. military unit.

Earlier, Bulgarian President Rumen Radev called arms supplies to Ukraine "putting out a fire with gasoline."

It was also reported that the armed forces of Ukraine received a British Sea King rescue helicopter.