USA is able to assist its European allies no permanent military bases in Eastern Europe, said the commander of the army of the United States in the European Union Ben Hodges.
"I am confident that we can provide a guarantee to the allies (NATO), not acting provocative and doing what we do with rotational forces without permanent accommodation there," said Hodges.
Although some U.S. policy unfold the investigation of the prospects of a permanent presence of troops in Eastern Europe, Hodges said that "no advantage" for a permanent presence. He has supplemented his words that "no intent" to violate the Treaty with Russia.
before the Russian foreign Ministry said that the deployment of military equipment the United States on the "Eastern flank" of NATO would undermine a key provision of the Founding act Russia - NATO from 1997.
at the NATO conference, which was held in September 2014 in Wales, the allies adopted the so-called " Plan of action for maintaining readiness ", the necessity of which the Alliance justified the situation around Ukraine. It includes development of advanced group response Force, operational bases for their reception, security and command and the presence of land, air and naval Forces of member countries on the Eastern borders of NATO on the basis of rotation. The composition of the rapid reaction Forces will include the UK, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Denmark, Norway and the Netherlands. To command troops will be UK.