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Russian Senator Alexey Pushkov praised in his Twitter account the US plans to transfer part of its forces to the borders of Russia.
According to him, the withdrawal of almost 12 thousand US military from Germany will not affect the weight of Berlin in Europe, “that whatever is thought in the United States.” “This weight is determined by others”, — said Pushkov.
He also noted that the transfer of us troops to Poland and the Baltic States would violate the Founding Act of the NATO – Russia 1997. “It would be a dangerous provocation,” he warned.
Earlier, the Minister of defense mark Esper reported that the Pentagon will withdraw from Germany, about 11.9 thousand military personnel stationed there, and will move the headquarters of the European command of the US forces in Belgium. According to espera, the redeployment of American forces will take place in the coming weeks. From roaming military about 5,6 thousand will go to other NATO countries, and 6.4 thousand will return to the U.S. and will be in Europe on a rotational basis. They will serve in the East and the Black sea to deter Russia.
In the Founding act Russia – NATO of 1997 included a direct ban on the deployment on an ongoing basis substantial armed forces and armaments of the Alliance on the territory of the Eastern European countries that joined the bloc since 1997.
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