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US senators revived NATO watchdog group

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The so-called Senate Observation Group of NATO was revived in the US Senate at the initiative of two legislators - Gene Shahin (Democrat) and Tom Tillis (Republican), reports TASS.




In fact, it was the result of threats from Russia. This is another opportunity for us - here in the Senate - to demonstrate our support for the efforts to contain Russia and the fact that the Senate supports NATO,
Sahin said at an event dedicated to recreating the group.

According to her, the group’s activities will, among other things, be aimed at “monitoring NATO member countries’ compliance with their obligations to finance the alliance, over the process of improving the organization’s defense capabilities, and its counter-terrorism activities. ”

The Defense News publication drew attention to the fact that the initiative to revive the Observation Group was supported by Republican Leader Mitch McConnell and Democratic Minority Leader Chuck Schumer.

According to US Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs, Wess Mitchell, "the NATO Senate Monitoring Group is an important tool in activating and strengthening NATO at such a critical time."

Under the leadership of (President) Vladimir Putin, Russia demonstrates the ability not only to threaten and encroach on NATO, but also to sow chaos, disinformation, as well as a detrimental effect on the very heart of Western societies,
he declared.

For the first time, the NATO Monitoring Group was established in 1997.
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  1. Thrall
    Thrall 1 March 2018 15: 14
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    They will watch from the balcony of the Senate. From which it is convenient to jump in the case of approaching Russian tanks smile
    1. dog breeder
      dog breeder 1 March 2018 15: 53
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      Well no. This group will monitor the flow of finances about the countries - members of the NATO bloc to the US budget for the conditions imposed by the "world hegemon".
  2. 210ox
    210ox 1 March 2018 15: 17
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    What just do not come up that would not work.
  3. Same lech
    Same lech 1 March 2018 15: 17
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    Under the leadership of (President) Vladimir Putin, Russia demonstrates the ability not only to threaten and encroach on NATO, but also to sow chaos, disinformation, as well as a detrimental effect on the very heart of Western societies,

    Everything happens with the exact opposite ...
    Under the leadership of the US Congress, it demonstrates the ability not only to threaten and encroach on RUSSIA, but also to wreak havoc, misinformation, and also detrimental influence on the very heart of RUSSIAN society. smile
    In my opinion, Americans do not understand how vulnerable their aggressive rhetoric and dictatorial mindset are.
  4. Alex-a832
    Alex-a832 1 March 2018 15: 20
    +2
    The US Senate resumed its oversight of NATO ... Soon, the Pentagon will take command of NATO? Why be modest? And the finances for its maintenance can be stupidly knocked out of NATO members (physically). lol
  5. K-50
    K-50 1 March 2018 15: 51
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    In fact, this was the result of threats from Russia.

    Just under the cries of a threat from Russia, it’s easier to cut budget money. yes laughing
  6. Geisenberg
    Geisenberg 1 March 2018 16: 20
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    Oh fsё ... they created a group ...
  7. flicker
    flicker 2 March 2018 15: 16
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    According to US Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs, Wess Mitchell, "the NATO Senate Monitoring Group is an important tool in activating and strengthening NATO at such a critical time."
    "an important tool ... at such a critical time." " you can even say not a tool, but a TOOL!