Alexander Kuranov. The first part of an American military convoy, dubbed Danube Ride ( "Danube campaign" ), kicks off on Wednesday the move by the Czech Republic to the place of the overall teachings of the Brave Warrior 2015 in Hungary.
The vanguard of the convoy consists of 21 vehicles and 62 soldiers. Its purpose is to check the route of the main column, which moves from the base in the German city Vilseck September 13.
A vanguard of the "Danube campaign" during September 9-12, crosses the whole territory of the Czech Republic, then part of the territory of Slovakia, and with seats of learning in Hungary will turn back and on the evening of 12 September, will return to the base.
the next day, September 13, at the site of the Czech Republic will enter 550 soldiers, 150 combat vehicles and 54 trucks escort. They will follow the motorway D5 Prague, then on the D1 motorway to the town of Vyskov, in the barracks where will spend the night. The next day the convoy will continue moving to the Slovakian border, then on the territory of Slovakia and the following night will be held in Hungary.
since the stay of American troops will be in Czech Republic for no more than 48 hours, it does not require consent of the Parliament of the Republic, and enough about it already adopted the government's decision.
in a reversal from the spring travel on the territory of the Czech Republic American military convoy Dragoon Ride ( "Dragoon walk" ), returning after the General exercises in the territory of the Baltic States, this time it will be, According to the local Ministry of defence, only technical military transfer - no public meetings or demonstrations of military equipment to local residents is not provided.
According to the recent message of the Budapest newspaper Napi Gazdasag, the U.S. plans included the deployment in 2016 in the East of Hungary, near the border with Ukraine, a temporary military base, including the presence of M1 tanks and Bradley armored vehicles. Agreed about it, as planned, was reached in February this year during a visit to Budapest, the commander of land forces of the USA in the European Union, Lieutenant-General Ben Hodges.