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Nato boosts forces on Eastern front after Ukraine claims chemical attack

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy also accused Russia of deploying phosphorus weapons

Joe Biden, Emmanuel Macron, Boris Johnson
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French President Emmanuel Macron flanked by US President Joe Biden and UK PM Boris Johnson (right) at the Nato HQs in Brussels on Thursday Photo: AP/PTI

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Western leaders meeting in Brussels on Thursday agreed to strengthen their forces in Eastern Europe, increase military aid to Ukraine and tighten their sanctions on Russia as Moscow’s assault on its neighbour entered its second month, with no signs of an end in sight.

In a display of unity at an unprecedented triple summit of Nato, the G7 and the European Union, the military alliance announced new battle groups to be stationed in four Eastern European countries.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy also accused Russia of deploying phosphorus weapons, which spread a powder that ignites when in contact with oxygen and causes severe

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First Published: Mar 24 2022 | 11:34 PM IST

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