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President Obama asking U.S. Congress to provide one billion in military funding to Eastern Europe.

Europe Security News.- U.S. President Barack Obama addresses during a joint press conference with Poland's President Bronislaw Komorowski at Belveder Palace in Warsaw, June 3, 2014.

Europe Security News.- U.S. President Barack Obama addresses during a joint press conference with Poland's President Bronislaw Komorowski at Belveder Palace in Warsaw, June 3, 2014.

Immediately after his arrival to Poland, U.S. President Barack Obama assured the country and its eastern European neighbors on Tuesday (June 03) that the U.S. commitment to their security was sacrosanct at the start of a four-day trip meant to show U.S. resolve after the Russian intervention in Ukraine.

Standing with Poland´s President Bronislaw Komorowski,  President Obama affirmed the U.S. has plans to send more military equipment and rotate additional American troops into the region.

Obama also called U.S. Congress in Washington to provide the $1 billion in funding to sustain the effort.  If approved, the $ 1 billion funding for the European Reassurance Initiative will be used to increase military exercises and training missions in Eastern Europe, as well as rotations of air and ground forces.

White House revealed to the press that Obama was also seeking to ramp up U.S. Navy participation in NATO deployments in the Black and Baltic seas, plus working to boost the military capacity of non-NATO countries that sit on Russia’s border, including Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova. GO TO SOURCE