German opposition party Alliance 90/ green believes that the deployment of us tanks in Eastern Europe would violate the founding Treaty of NATO – Russia, said former co-chair of the parliamentary group in the Bundestag Jurgen Trittin.
Foreign policy specialist of the opposition party tried to convince the German Chancellor Angela Merkel to reject the proper U.S. plans, noting that serious attitude towards the concerns of Eastern European NATO allies may not lead to " podlivaniem fuel to the smoldering fire of the Ukrainian fall ", Deutsche Welle reports citing the Rheinische Post. June 22, with a visit to Germany comes the head of the U.S. Department of defense Ashton Carter. Remember, the commander of land forces of the USA in the European Union, Lieutenant-General Ben Hodges explained that North America is suppose to place in Eastern Europe and the Baltic States only heavy weapons, which have already been stated before. For its part, Poland and Lithuania revealed the fact of negotiations on a host of heavy military equipment of the United States. The military authorities of Estonia and Latvia also supported the proposal of the Pentagon. Coordinator of the office of the General inspection of the Ministry of defense of Russia, army General Yuri Yakubov said that with the emergence of American military equipment in Eastern Europe and the Baltic States, Russia will give an adequate response. The Russian Foreign Ministry said that North America has deliberately used the myth of the "Russian threat" to expand military presence in the EU.