Republican Congressman Matt Gaetz is demanding that President Biden reveal the number of American military personnel in Ukraine, as leaked Pentagon documents have shown the presence of US special forces in the country.
Congressman Matt Gaetz, a Republican from Florida, is demanding that President Joe Biden disclose the number of American military personnel operating in Ukraine today. Gaetz has submitted a Privileged Resolution of Inquiry, which would require Biden to inform the House of Representatives of the exact number of U.S. military personnel in Ukraine, and to provide copies of any plans for military assistance to the country. Leaked Pentagon documents have revealed that 97 special forces personnel from NATO countries were operating in Ukraine as of March, including 14 U.S. special forces. The Department of Defense declined to comment on the documents, citing national security. It has also been suggested that contractors are working in Ukraine to operate and maintain advanced weapons systems.