In Poland a few hundred kilometers from the borders of the Kaliningrad region, are the teachings of the super-fast response forces of NATO. Inside Poland, this activity is not everyone likes.
The barbed-wire fence violates the rural landscapes of the Pomorskie Voivodeship. Along the highway stretched metal mesh full of warning signs. All this within 150 km from the border of the Kaliningrad region. 500 hectares of land surrounded by barbed wire - this is the territory of a future American base. The object itself is not yet built, but the area is fenced from all sides and securely protected. For the construction of this fence from the Polish budget has been allocated 40 million gold, that's 10 million dollars. While there is nothing to guard, behind barbed wire is the old runway, buildings of the former airfield. After 2 years, the Pentagon will place 3 batteries of SM-3 interceptor missiles and a powerful radar. In a symbolic opening of the construction site was attended by the President of Poland, Minister of defense, head of the foreign Ministry. The ceremony, Deputy head of the Pentagon Robert Wark called the beginning of the third and final phase of a European missile shield.
Polish activists write letters to international human rights organizations. To reach out to Polish officials, they are desperate. Residents don't understand why the Pentagon puts a missile base near the Kaliningrad region. this may strain relations between Russia and Poland. Locals remember how the Soviet pilots came here to train Polish pilots. Do not hide the discontent and the authorities of Slupsk. No compensation for the placement of NATO bases do not promise. Instead, potential investors who showed interest in the established economic zones, suspend the projects.
Base in Slupsk will serve 300 military and civilian personnel of the us army. Polish officials were eager to show hospitality and even built the future of military bases near the Park, but it turned out that the Americans in the city will not go, and the locals can not count on that. Americans are not ready to provide them with no new jobs or generous monetary tip.
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