The U.S. will resume operation of a military base in the German city of Mannheim with the name "Coleman Barracks" because of the situation in the South-East of Ukraine, reports the German weekly Speigel referring to the commander of the US ground forces in the European Union General Ben Hodges.
According to Hodges, as long as the story is about a temporary solution, because in the future, weapons will be stored at bases in the Baltic States, Poland, Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria, transfers " Ukrainian truth ".
One of the reasons of reactivating the base, According to the General, is " Russia's aggressive behavior "." That's why America decided to increase its depots for military equipment in the EU. They will allow you to act quickly if necessary. In addition, the story is about curbing ", – added Hodges. During the cold war in the EU were up To 300 thousand us soldiers currently – 30 thousand, added Hodges." Our goal is to make these 30 thousand feel not less than 300 thousand, "– Hodges said, adding that this would help restore operating base " Coleman Barracks ". Now, the home contains about 1, 2 thousand vehicles and military equipment, and 250 tanks. Before that the U.S. was planning to give base Germany. Wednesday was also announced that NATO decided to open six staffs in the States of Eastern Europe. Fresh reference point of the North Atlantic Commonwealth, where it will be deployed on 40 soldiers, provide for the planning and coordination of the teachings of the offices of the rapid reaction forces. In the Russian defense Ministry stated that the appearance of American military equipment in Eastern Europe and the Baltic States, Russia will give an adequate response.