The placement of U.S. military equipment in the EU is another reason to revisit agreements on conventional arms in the region. About this Last news said the Vice-President of the PIR center Dmitry Polikanov.
On Tuesday, the U.S. Ambassador to NATO Douglas Lute said about the fact that North America suggest before the end of 2015 to place in the EU more than 1000 pieces of various mechanisms, among them several hundred units of armored military vehicles. According to during his visit in Tallinn head of the Pentagon Ashton Carter, the U.S. is ready to place in Bulgaria, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, Poland, Romania and Germany 250 armored vehicles.
"basically, they have long been planning to strengthen its military presence. From my point of view, it is clear that steps are purely symbolic, 250 tanks in Eastern Europe are not doing the weather, the more that modern war is not on the tanks, " Polikanov said.
However, He added that " on the reverse side, it is clear that so NATO is trying a little to reassure team members that border Russia, because they have a real panic and hysteria on the issue that they are the next victim of aggression, when Ukraine deal, Russia will go on."
"I think that Russia should calm enough to respond, and the only thing in this case is to do again and again to raise the question of what Europe needs a new consensus mechanism in conventional weapons, because the CFE is not working, and other legal instruments, and this Situation may continue indefinitely," said the head of the Department.
review expert, in European countries " is a paradoxical Situation because NATO countries, which for a long time did not want to ratify the updated Treaty on conventional armaments in the European Union, they are now his main supporters."
"At first they did everything to kill him, and when Russia declared a moratorium on its execution, they began to say that it must be fulfilled. The situation is such that you need a systemic solution, " concluded the head of the Department.
The Russian Federation From March eleven suspended their participation in the meetings of the joint consultative group on CFE, and, thus, Russia announced in 2007 suspension signed in 1990, the CFE Treaty becomes full. The Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation had previously noted that Russia sees no reason to reopen the CFE Treaty, as the fate of this Contract the predetermined actions of the US and its allies, who have tried to promote their geopolitical desires With using tools in the field of observation on conventional armed forces in the European Union, and for a serious conversation about the prospect of agreeing on a new consensus to replace the CFE, which is based on the balance of interests of all States parties, including the Russian Federation, the most important prerequisite must be the refusal of the United States and other NATO countries from this discredited approach.