The US plan to deploy in Eastern Europe and the Baltic States only heavy weapons, which have already been stated before, explained the commander of land forces of the USA in the European Union, Lieutenant-General Ben Hodges.
according to his statement, " all equipment described in this publication, refers to the same armored brigade, about the direction in which the European Union to reinforce its military contingent there USA first publicly uttered, reports news Agency. Tips to transfer armored vehicles in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Baltic Republic has prepared for Pentagon chief Ashton Carter allied commander of NATO in the European Union American General Philip Breedlove. He at the same time leading the European command of the U.S. armed forces." In the past few years, armed forces of the United States stepped up its pre-positioning of equipment for use in the process of training and exercises with our allies in NATO and partners, " said Commissioner of the Ministry of defense Colonel Steve Warren." armed forces of the United States continue to consider the most appropriate space for storage of these materials, in consultation with his colleagues. Now we have not made a determination of whether to move this equipment and when, " said He.
along with this, the print edition of the Washington post on Sunday quoted unnamed officials who admitted that Carter may approve made Breedlove designs within a few days - up to a planned meeting of defense Ministers of countries-members of NATO, forthcoming 24-25 June in Brussels. First of Poland and Lithuania revealed the fact of negotiations on a host of heavy military equipment of the United States. The military authorities of Estonia and Latvia also supported the proposal of the Pentagon. Remember, the first day of the weekend print edition of the new York times announced plans of the capital of the US to deploy heavy weapons, as well as among them tanks and infantry fighting vehicles, personnel carriers (APC) in Eastern Europe in the form of a step " to deter possible Russian aggression in the European Union ". In connection with the situation around Ukraine, NATO has adopted a number of measures that the Alliance explains the need to ensure the security of the allies. So, were strengthened mission air patrol in the Baltic countries, the aircraft with radar equipment make regular flights over Poland and Romania, introduced additional NATO ships in the Baltic and Mediterranean seas. In September it was also noted that North America has adopted a decision to strengthen the buildup of NATO troops in the Baltic States, having planned the transfer of heavy weapons, as well as among them tanks, in Estonia. It was mentioned armored brigade (3-5 thousand People).