Moscow has accused the West of building up offensive capabilities

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Sergey Logophoto: Dmitry Korotaev / Kommersant

The West has focused on the provision of military mobility is the ultimate goal — the rapid movement of American troops in Europe, said the Minister of defence of Russia Sergey Shoigu on the joint Board of military departments of Russia and Belarus. It is reported RIA Novosti on Wednesday, October 24.

According to him, for the organization of reception and accommodation of the troops gain in the Baltic States and Eastern European States formed the focal points prepared by the advanced airfields, modernized ports, create the advance warehouse property and weapons.

“Improving infrastructure is aimed to minimize the timing of the transfer of troops from the deep rear to the outer limits and thereby increase the offensive capabilities,” — said the Minister.

Shoigu also said about unprecedented since the cold war, the level of activity of NATO near the Russian borders. “There is also a significant increase in intelligence activity of NATO in the Baltic and the black sea region. This year alone, FSI Russian planes rose to intercept potential violators of the state border more than 120 times,” he said.

On 1 June it was reported that the armed forces of the United States discussed the possibility of the deployment in Germany of missile defense systems. As the main purpose was stated the strengthening of Europe’s defense capabilities.

In 2007, Russian President Vladimir Putin, speaking at the Munich security conference, condemned U.S. foreign policy and NATO enlargement in the Eastern direction.

Video, photo All from Russia.

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