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The administration of us President Donald trump intends to direct on the program of containment of Russia in Europe, more than $ 6.3 billion. This is stated in the draft Federal budget of the United States for the 2019 financial year, released by the White house.
The so-called European initiative deterrence means the restoration of the “credible” the us military presence in the region and the strengthening of the military capacity of partners in the country. It is necessary to “resist Russian coercion and aggression in the region”, indicated in the document.
The project allows to build a robust schedule of joint exercises with NATO allies and partners, “especially in Eastern Europe,” and their advice. The United States also intend to keep one battalion of the land forces in Poland, to increase their stocks in European warehouses, upgrade the equipment of troops in the region to improve the ability of the air force to rapidly expand the scale of operations in combat. Specifically stated that 250 million is planned to be sent to Ukraine “to protect territorial sovereignty.”
In General, the draft Pentagon budget provides increased funding by 13 percent compared with the 2017: the Ministry is requested 686 billion. The document is directed on consideration in the U.S. Congress.
In the US military budget for 2018 to the containment of Russia in Europe allocated $ 4.6 billion.
Trump previously called Russia and China are rivals who challenge the interests of the economy and values of the country. The U.S. government claimed that Russia is fueling the war in Eastern Ukraine and trying to keep a military conflict. Moscow has consistently emphasized that it is not a party to the conflict.
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