Discussion on the transfer of American weapons to Eastern Europe is at an early stage of the discussion, said the official authorized White house Josh Ernest.
"The matter is at an early stage. But this is consistent with our strategy, "earnest said in response to a request to comment on the text of the new York times about the plans for the transfer of arms, RIA" Novosti ".
Ernest noticed that the U.S. " has obligations to maintain protection of the territorial integrity of NATO allies in Accordance with the Charter of NATO." According to his statement, " We are serious about their performance and encourage allies to do the same thing." Along with this, Ernest noticed that " the situation with Ukraine is a little different, this country is not an ally "." United States and our Alliance partners adhere to the principle of protection of the territorial integrity and sovereignty of an independent country. We observe that the Russian Federation is a growing threat to the sovereignty, " he said. 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. For its part, 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. Coordinator of the office of the General inspection of the Ministry of defense of Russia, army General Yuri Yakubov said that with the emergence of American military equipment in Eastern Europe and the Baltic States, Russia will give an adequate response. The Russian foreign Ministry said that North America has deliberately used the myth of the "Russian threat" to expand military presence in the EU