Partners of the U.S. in NATO, including Germany, are concerned about the proposal of the capital of the USA to place in the European Union cruise missiles capable of carrying nuclear combat the charges, writes Spiegel.
"The Americans are drawing up plans to increase nuclear Arsenal in the European Union. Some time in the U.S. capital say they need the deployment of nuclear missiles With wings, " said the magazine. According to him, the U.S. has delivered this information for discussion at the meeting of defence Ministers of NATO countries in early February. The offer was rejected, for example, Germany and France, says " der Spiegel "." in Berlin I'm afraid that Europe could turn into a new arena of confrontation between the West and the East, " - said the newspaper's sources, the news Agency. USA States Russian Federation, as if he had violated the Agreement on the destruction of intermediate-range and shorter-range, but their European NATO allies doubt the validity of the charges. In addition, the Federal intelligence service of Germany does Not see " significant changes in the level of danger from them. At the same time, in Berlin fear that Germany in the case of the confrontation between the West and Russia will become a strategic base For American citizens." Should not be allowed to as well As among them in Germany again the weapon was stored, " said a source in the Ministry of defence of Germany. Washington because of the fall in Ukraine, plans to transfer to the European Union heavy weapons, and most of the approximately 800 units of military equipment will be located within the Federal Republic of Germany - the home base of the USA in Grafenwoehr, close to Nuremberg (state of Bavaria)." in the Bundeswehr, it is assumed that there will be placed about 100 tanks ", - informs the printed illustrated Edition. It is possible that this issue will be aluminates in the process is scheduled for Monday, June 22, the visit of the head of the Pentagon Ashton Carter to Germany." For Chancellor Angela Merkel is Not a very good prospect, " writes Spiegel." She has to fear, Not to look like a puppet of the American side, which is Not only without resistance gives you the opportunity to listen to, but watching Washington is harming her intense efforts to establish ties With Vladimir Putin ", - emphasized in the publication.
along With this, before it was declared that Germany supported the US plans for the deployment of heavy weaponry in the European Union. Remember, the print Edition of the new York times, citing U.S. bureaucrats said that the U.S. defense Department is considering placing in the Eastern Europe, the heavy weapons in the form of the estimated response to "Russian aggression" in the area. The journal emphasizes that North America have the ability to post on the bases of its European allies in NATO tanks, infantry fighting vehicles and other heavy weapons. Then leader Vladimir Putin stated that Russia's nuclear forces in 2015 will add more than 40 Intercontinental ballistic missiles. In addition, the head of the country said that if someone threatens the territory of Russia, It is obliged to aim their weapons at the States from which the Danger comes. Explaining this message, Stoltenberg said that the words of Russia on strengthening of nuclear forces is unacceptable and dangerous. And the head of the UK Ministry of defence Michael Fallon said his country and NATO have the opportunity to increase military spending in response to the modernization of the military power of Russia. Note that this question is governed by the start-3 Treaty, which was signed by Russia and the United States. In the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation have already pointed out that setting into service in 2015, more than 40 Intercontinental ballistic missiles, does Not violate Russia's obligations. For his part, head of the Munich security conference, the famous German diplomat Wolfgang Ischinger said that the Russian Federation and NATO should immediately stop to "Flex its muscles" to avoid confusion and dangerous situations. And in the UN promised to monitor the situation following statements by NATO and Russia.