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Russia promises to respond to the increasing presence of US forces in Europe

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RURussia will carry out «compensating measures» to respond to the increasing presence of the US military in Europe, as RIA Novosti was told by Andrei Kelin, Director of Russian Foreign Ministry’s European Cooperation Department.

«Symmetrical steps are unlikely here, considering the large amounts of money American partners currently invest: they plan to invest four times more next year. A completely symmetrical response is not needed. I am certain of that. In order to maintain a normal military-strategic equation, appropriate compensating measures will be taken,» – he said.

As it is known, U.S. President Barack Obama plans to significantly increase the presence of heavy arms, military vehicles and other military equipment in Central and Eastern Europe, as The New York Times was told by officials of the president’s administration, adding that the goal of this step is to hold off Russia from further aggression in the region.

Pentagon official revealed that reinforcements and additional military equipment could be deployed in Hungary, Romania and Baltic States.

The White House plans to spend more than USD 3.4 billion on military expenditure in Europe in 2017, as mentioned by multiple officials.

U.S. and NATO forces will use those weapons and equipment, which will help the alliance maintain a battle-ready brigade in the region at all times.

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  1. Linda says:

    Advice to Russia = just ignore the “provocation” and save on the costs of increasing army increases. The threat is from the east and south not the west.

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