The appearance of American military equipment in Eastern Europe And the Baltic States, Russia will give an adequate response, said the coordinator of the office of the General inspection of the Ministry of defense of Russia, army General Yuri Yakubov.
"If a heavy U.S. military equipment from tanks, artillery systems And other military equipment, And the truth will emerge in several countries of Eastern Europe And the Baltic States, this will be the most aggressive step by the Pentagon And NATO since the cold war of the previous century. And Russia is nothing left as to increase its capabilities on the Western strategic direction, "said Yakubov, quoted by" information Agency ".
He believes that, " in the 1st turn, strengthened the group of troops around the perimeter of Russia's Western borders, including fresh create armor, artillery And aviation parts ". Before the commander of land forces of the USA in the European Union, Lieutenant-General Ben Hodges explained that North America is suppose to place in Eastern Europe And the Baltic States only heavy weapons, which have already been stated before. Before that 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).