The commander of land forces of the USA in the European Union General Ben Hodges said NATO respects consensus with Russia about a ban on the construction of bases along its borders, about This He told in interview to the edition.
"The Alliance respects the Founding act between Russia and NATO, which says that no NATO bases will be created in the countries of the former Warsaw Pact. It is not a contract, but It was a contract. For this reason, I think, to preserve the unity of the Commonwealth, the vast number of countries will not support the deployment of NATO bases closer to Russia's borders, " said Hodges.
before the Russian foreign Ministry said that the deployment of military equipment in 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.