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Near the Russian border appeared offensive strike fist of NATO. This was during a speech in the state Duma, said head of the Main operations Directorate of the General staff of the armed forces of Russia the General-major Andrey Sterlin, writes “Interfax”.
“With the aim of enhancing the transfer of troops by 2020, will create the so-called formation operational readiness of 30 mechanized battalions, 30 squadrons of aircraft, 30 ships,” he said.
According to STARLINE, the number of exercises of the Alliance in Eastern Europe and the Baltic and Black seas is growing. NATO their actions explain the increased Russian aggression. “In the last three years, the number of exercises under the auspices of NATO and at the national level with invitation of partners has increased more than two times. In this scenario, the maneuvers have a clear anti-Russian orientation,” said major-General.
He also pointed out that for reception of the troops gain in the Baltic and Eastern European countries, the Alliance created a special infrastructure advance warehouse property and weapons.
Earlier in July it became known about the desire to strengthen NATO’s missile defense system in Europe after the termination of the Treaty on the elimination of intermediate-range and shorter-range. We are talking about systems Aegis Ashore in Romania and Poland, which can get upgraded radars and interceptors that are able to counteract the Russian cruise missile 9М729, or on the replacement of deployed systems on the other.
In April it was reported that due to the growth of military activity of NATO Russia has increased troops of the Western and southern military districts. The chief of the General staff Valery Gerasimov is associated with the expansion of the Alliance, the balance of power is disrupted, increasing the risk of military incidents in Europe and the formation of trends in the destruction of not only regional but also global security.
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