The U.S. Department of defense is preparing for a long standoff with Russia
The Pentagon chief Ashton Carter said that North America and their NATO allies confrontation with Moscow could last and afterward as the head of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin will leave his post informs.
"The changes I'm talking about are based on the expectation that the Russian Federation may not change under the leadership of Vladimir Putin nor in the future ", - quotes Agency the Pentagon chief, who yesterday began a European tour.
to the question about the fact that Putin will, in the opinion of Carter, a line of conduct, the defense Secretary said he has hopes for it, but " does not have the ability to be sure."
in the middle of the week in Brussels will bring together the defense Ministers of the Commonwealth countries, which will consider a secret document prepared by the NATO command. The Western military Alliance wants to closely analyze the real possibility of nuclear potential of the Russian capital.
the reason was the message of the President of Russian Federation Vladimir Putin about the fact that the Russian Federation is going in the near future to replenish their stocks 40 new Intercontinental ballistic missiles that can cross even the most advanced missile defence system.
Relations between Russia and the U.S. are extremely deteriorated after the beginning of the fall in Ukraine in the past year. The Plenipotentiaries of Ukraine and Western countries and first of many times accused the Russian Federation of interfering in the conflict in the Donbas, as well as among them in the contraction of the military to the border. Thus, the evidence to date was not provided. The Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation called the statement " public unsubstantiated insinuations ", Authorized the Ministry of defense of the Russian Federation also was periodically denied these allegations. International inspections have not detected any violations from the Russian Federation at the border line with Ukraine, as well as among them undeclared military activities.
Moscow has also repeatedly stated that it is not a party to domestic conflict and is not involved in the events in the Donbass, is interested in Ukraine overcame political and economic crisis.