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7 of December, 00:58

FT: the US will increase military spending in the EU to "give the answer" Russia
In 2017 the Ministry of defense wants to greatly increase the transaction costs in the European Union, informs referring to the statements of bureaucrats.

The US plan to increase the Budget program "Initiative for the maintenance of European security" (European Reassurance Initiative), aimed at expanding the American military presence in the European Union.

about it, for example, said the chief financier of the U.S. Department of defense Mike McCord. According to his statement, the specific amount is still under discussion, but the story is about a " fairly significant increase ". The Pentagon budget for 2017 will be announced in February.

Such events are bound to become " the message to Russia in light of the confrontation in Ukraine ", and also to assure allies, who doubt the willingness of the U.S. to ensure their safety, writes the FT.

The assistant Deputy Minister of defence of the USA on political problems Brian McKeon, at the recent hearings in the Congress said that the increase in the defence budget for operations in the EU will be the answer as well as among them in circumstances with the agreement to RIAC, in violation of which.

"We invest in funds, some of which are already fixed on paper, and certain only will arise in the budget for 2017 or costs will be increased. They [Russia] will see all these measures in our budget and, We believe, will begin to understand that our response does not make their position safer, " said McKeon.

the Minister of defence of the USA that North America invest " in technology that are most relevant to reflect the provocation of Russia "." We modernize and develop our operational plans for deterrence and defence in the light of changes in the behavior of Russia, " said Carter.

Relations between Russia and the U.S. escalated the crisis in Ukraine. Authorized Ukraine and the West many times accused the Russian Federation of interfering in the conflict in the Donbass, if this evidence was not provided. International inspection has not recorded any violations from Russia 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 not privy to the events in the Donbass, is interested in Ukraine overcame political and economic crisis.

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