US bases in Europe received a ban on the purchase of Russian energy
American bases in Europe have been banned from purchasing Russian energy resources. Earlier, representatives of the United States Department of Defense demanded a ban on the purchase of energy from Russia for its military facilities in Europe. The publication of the relevant document in the Federal Register is scheduled for August 30.
The purpose of the document is called - the implementation of the position from the Pentagon's defense budget for the 2020 financial year. The states explained that the ban is aimed at maintaining the stability of energy security in Europe, and also that the ban applies to all types of energy resources (gas, coal, oil, oil products, etc.).
The United States defense department also noted that exceptions would be possible and pointed to the possibility of concluding contracts with those bases that are more related to Asia than Europe (with a hint of parts of the American units in Turkey).
According to the data, US military facilities are located on the territory of Turkey, including Incirlik airbase, which stores tactical nuclear weapon States. Washington cannot afford a lack of resources on the ground to ensure the nuclear security of the region and the United States in particular. However, local residents fear accidents involving nuclear warheads and regularly call for the closure of the airbase.
- Ilya Storchilov
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