The U.S. President Joe Biden confirmed that he had ordered the deployment of additional U.S. forces in Europe to support Washington’s NATO allies, the head of state said in a statement released on Friday.

“As I stated yesterday, the United States will defend every inch of NATO territory. Our commitment to article 5 of the alliance’s charter is unshakable. I have given the order to deploy additional forces to increase our potential in Europe in order to support our NATO allies,” the White House host said in a statement.

Biden accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of “threatening the very foundations of international peace and security,” and NATO, in turn, once again demonstrates that it “stands for freedom and democracy.”

“President Putin has failed in achieving his goal of dividing the West. NATO is more resolute and united than ever, and the alliance will keep its doors open to those European states that share our values and may one day decide to join it,” the US president said.