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The need to "contain Russia" forced Latvia to ask the United States to deploy its troops in the republic on a permanent basis

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Latvia intends to deploy American troops on its territory on a permanent basis, following the example of neighboring Poland. The need for such a step to "contain Russia" was announced by the Minister of Defense of the republic, Artis Pabriks.


Latvia needs to strengthen its defenses against the backdrop of Russia's "aggressive intentions", especially in terms of air defense. To this end, Riga intends to ask Washington to station an American military contingent on the territory of the republic on a permanent basis. This statement was made by the Minister of Defense of Latvia during a visit to the republic by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.

According to Pabriks, Latvia would like to deploy American Patriot anti-aircraft systems in the republic. The issue of placing air defense systems in the Baltic countries has been raised more than once, since they do not have their own air defense, and there is no money for the purchase of anti-aircraft systems.

We need more international assistance. We would like to have a permanent United States presence in our country. And naval and air defense means, basically, a transition to systems such as Patriot

- he said.

Meanwhile, the Pentagon refused to somehow comment on the words of the Minister of Defense of Latvia, saying that at the moment they would not make any statements on this matter.

Let us remind you that multinational battalions from NATO are located on the territory of the Baltic States to "protect" the republics from the "attack" of Russia. At the same time, none of the Baltic states has its own air defense system, excluding portable anti-aircraft systems. The issue of placing American Patriot anti-aircraft systems in the Baltic States has been raised more than once. In 2017, the United States deployed the complexes in Lithuania as part of the exercises and took them away after them, despite Grybauskaite's requests to leave them "for protection" from Russia.
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  1. boris ivanov
    boris ivanov 30 November 2021 12: 12
    +8
    enuresis tortured priblatov. and someone has diarrhea .. so they are looking for a cure
    1. NDR-791
      NDR-791 30 November 2021 12: 19
      +4
      Quote: boris ivanov
      so they are looking for a cure

      Patriot is not a medicine, but a generic one. It did not help the Saudis, they blazed only on the way.
      1. seregatara1969
        seregatara1969 30 November 2021 13: 31
        +2
        The Afghan was abandoned, wait, striped ones are denying the xoxlov, but give the flat ones! Who will pay for the banquet?
        1. DymOk_v_dYmke
          DymOk_v_dYmke 30 November 2021 14: 15
          +3
          Quote: seregatara1969
          Who will pay for the banquet?

          They don't care who to milk.
          It makes no sense for the staff members to cover the Tribalts with patriots, even for driving them into loans - they will not be returned. No loans, no interest.
          Something can only be provided as part of a waste disposal / recycling campaign.
          1. Vladimir Mashkov
            Vladimir Mashkov 1 December 2021 14: 09
            -1
            Funny these Latvians and all the Balts! You are safe because Russia does NOT touch you. And if you tease, like Ukraine, and she will want, then no NATO / US military and weapons will help you! Do not do stupid things, do not provoke! laughing
    2. Cheshire
      Cheshire 30 November 2021 13: 15
      +4
      Quote: boris ivanov
      enuresis tortured priblatov. and someone has diarrhea .. so they are looking for a cure

      The medicine is chopik, or better aspen and in the throat.
      Already with their petroleum jelly they come to the mattresses, they shout invitingly. Ugh!
  2. tihonmarine
    tihonmarine 30 November 2021 12: 14
    +8
    Latvia needs to strengthen its defenses against the backdrop of Russia's "aggressive intentions", especially in terms of air defense.

    All Baltic limitrophes know perfectly well that no one is going to attack them. Cherchez la femme is said to be (always look for money).
    1. Olkhovsky
      Olkhovsky 30 November 2021 12: 19
      +5
      Cherchez la femme - (always look for money).
      Are you definitely a connoisseur of catch phrases in French? No.
      1. tihonmarine
        tihonmarine 30 November 2021 12: 21
        +11
        Quote: Olkhovsky
        Are you definitely a connoisseur of catch phrases in French?

        About women and money in all languages, an expert (they are inextricably linked).
    2. Hagen
      Hagen 30 November 2021 12: 21
      +8
      Quote: tihonmarine
      All Baltic limitrophes know perfectly well that no one is going to attack them.

      At the same time, they know very well that any military unit of the US Armed Forces is a mass of jobs for the comprehensive maintenance of this unit by all sorts of plumbers, electricians, barmaids and other support personnel with funding from NATO.
      1. tihonmarine
        tihonmarine 30 November 2021 12: 47
        +2
        Quote: 28st region
        At the same time, they know very well that any military unit of the US Armed Forces is a lot of jobs.

        I would not know this, I just see.
        1. Hagen
          Hagen 30 November 2021 12: 51
          0
          Quote: tihonmarine
          I would not know this, I just see.

          And how are your impressions? How are they in the role of employers? The fact that the warriors from them have dirtied all the lawns in the city can be missed ... laughing
          1. tihonmarine
            tihonmarine 30 November 2021 12: 58
            0
            Quote: Hagen
            And how are your impressions? How are they in the role of employers?

            Not greedy. Well, for example, installation in housing for them: coffee makers 1300 bucks, toilet bowl 600, and you put it for 600 and 300, everything is OK.
            1. Hagen
              Hagen 30 November 2021 13: 20
              0
              Quote: tihonmarine
              Well, for example, installation in housing for them:

              Do they build special housing or buy / rent from the locals?
              1. tihonmarine
                tihonmarine 30 November 2021 15: 31
                +1
                Quote: Hagen
                Do they build special housing or buy / rent from the locals?

                Well, of course they are building locals, if for something else, then all the "Pabriksy" would be silent.
        2. Baloo
          Baloo 30 November 2021 14: 21
          -1
          Quote: tihonmarine
          Quote: 28st region
          At the same time, they know very well that any military unit of the US Armed Forces is a lot of jobs.

          I would not know this, I just see.

          and targets for Iskander
          1. tihonmarine
            tihonmarine 30 November 2021 15: 53
            +2
            Quote: Balu
            and targets for Iskander

            For Iskander targets, only a point on the map (coordinates) is sufficient.
      2. Pete mitchell
        Pete mitchell 30 November 2021 13: 02
        +4
        Quote: Hagen
        they know very well that any military unit of the US Armed Forces is a lot of jobs for ...

        There are also a lot of problems: the defenders do not consider it necessary to remember that they are visiting, they are not under the control of the local criminal legislation ... here the Shauliai people can share their experience.
        About such "little things" how to become priority goal we will not even remember
        1. Hagen
          Hagen 30 November 2021 13: 21
          +1
          Quote: Pete Mitchell
          they are outside the control of local criminal laws ...

          This is a common practice for military contingents in foreign territories. Ours in Syria are also under diplomatic immunity.
          1. Pete mitchell
            Pete mitchell 30 November 2021 13: 27
            +2
            I will not say about Syria, I did not ask about it. Moreover, this is not a peaceful situation at all. But as far as I remember, the fighter was imprisoned in Armenia.
            And the "defenders of democracy" have repeatedly distinguished themselves by inappropriate behavior, while claiming impunity
            1. Hagen
              Hagen 30 November 2021 13: 47
              0
              Quote: Pete Mitchell
              But as far as I remember, the fighter was imprisoned in Armenia.

              In each case, the position of the contingent and their family members is stipulated by an interstate agreement. There is such a thing between Russia and Armenia. When I spoke about "usual" practice, this does not mean that there can be a slightly different approach. But the agreement with Syria is with the provision of a diploma. immunity based in Tajikistan is practically the same.
            2. DymOk_v_dYmke
              DymOk_v_dYmke 30 November 2021 14: 22
              0
              Quote: Pete Mitchell
              And the "defenders of democracy" have repeatedly distinguished themselves by inappropriate behavior, while claiming impunity

              Not only claiming but also having it.
              An example of this is Okinawa.
              1. Ilya22558
                Ilya22558 1 December 2021 09: 31
                +1
                There was a curious program on the Nat Geo channel like "Rome Airport" (I'm not sure if I remember the name exactly), it told about the life of the customs and immigration services at the airport. So in one of the episodes, they slowed down the amerovsky pensioner, who flew with his wife on vacation, they were going on a cruise in the Mediterranean Sea. And, at passport control, it turned out that the entry into Schengen was closed to my grandfather. The employee said that the country that closed the entry is France and it is necessary to deal with them. It was then that my grandfather remembered a fact from his stormy youth, when, being a brave soldier who served in Germany, he and his colleagues "played pranks in France 40 years ago" in a rental car (this was translated, I can not vouch for 100% correspondence of words), before that for a long time he could not understand why he was not allowed. As a result, the grandfather was deployed back to America.
      3. Ros 56
        Ros 56 30 November 2021 13: 05
        0
        You have forgotten about ladies with low social responsibility, you can’t do without them. lol
    3. 28st region
      28st region 30 November 2021 12: 33
      +2
      They know this, but someone from the White House advised them to ask the United States to station US troops on its territory on a permanent basis.
    4. Nyrobsky
      Nyrobsky 30 November 2021 15: 39
      +2
      Quote: tihonmarine
      Latvia needs to strengthen its defenses against the backdrop of Russia's "aggressive intentions", especially in terms of air defense.

      All Baltic limitrophes know perfectly well that no one is going to attack them. Cherchez la femme is said to be (always look for money).

      Know that they know, but if suddenly it really breaks out, then the United States will lose several thousand fighters in the Baltic States, while this "begging" sky will seem like a sheepskin and in the place of Latvia a couple of three deserted, but promising amber quarries can be organized. way. What are they counting on?
  3. Vaўkalak
    Vaўkalak 30 November 2021 12: 16
    +8
    And this is considered the norm, the mustache is in order. I can imagine what kind of screeching would start if the RF Armed Forces were stationed, for example, in Mexico or Cuba and justified everything with an American threat. And the star-striped "can" is different.
    1. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 30 November 2021 12: 23
      0
      Quote: Vaўkalak
      And the star-striped "can" is different.

      For now, you can ...
      1. Vaўkalak
        Vaўkalak 30 November 2021 12: 27
        +1
        Well, if you don't answer somehow, then they will continue to become impudent. In any case, after the collapse of the USSR, they are only expanding their presence, stumbling around their bases, the missile defense system in Romania, and now in Poland they are completing the construction, constant exercises, aviation and the fleet are spinning. We need to calm them down somehow)
        1. tihonmarine
          tihonmarine 30 November 2021 12: 35
          +2
          Quote: Vaўkalak
          We need to calm them down somehow)

          Yes, there is their very aggressive Black Lives Matter, and other colored migrants, and LGBT people also undermine the country. Here is a large field of activity, time will tell.
          1. Vladimir 290
            Vladimir 290 30 November 2021 13: 13
            0
            do you offer them to send your (minorities) to help?
            1. tihonmarine
              tihonmarine 30 November 2021 15: 38
              0
              Quote: Vladimir 290
              do you offer them to send your (minorities) to help?

              Help only corrupts people, you need to work with them.
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  4. paul3390
    paul3390 30 November 2021 12: 26
    +4
    Maybe the need to restrain the United States will finally force, say, Cuba or Venezuela there to ask the Russian Federation to deploy its troops with them? And missiles with other bases? How long can you play Tolstoyance?
  5. askort154
    askort154 30 November 2021 12: 37
    +2
    Latvia intends to deploy American troops on its territory on a permanent basis, following the example of neighboring Poland.

    And these ..., proudly consider themselves sovereign states. Disgracers!
  6. Nafanya from the sofa
    Nafanya from the sofa 30 November 2021 12: 37
    +7
    Latvians need to improve their gene pool.
    The Latvian of the future should look something like this: repeat
    1. AlexVas44
      AlexVas44 30 November 2021 13: 07
      +2
      Some kind of thin future Latvian, the current ones will be more pompous. Well, what can you do, living conditions are getting more and more expensive, and there’s nothing to eat ...
      1. DymOk_v_dYmke
        DymOk_v_dYmke 30 November 2021 14: 29
        0
        Quote: AlexVas44
        Some kind of thin future Latvian,

        She's just at the beginning of her professional career.
        Over time, it will be covered with layers of experience and fat. fellow
    2. Sanichsan
      Sanichsan 30 November 2021 14: 27
      +1
      Quote: Nafanya from the couch
      The Latvian of the future should look something like this:

      what are you! this is Europe! what Latvian? this is an obvious Latvian! yes
    3. tv70
      tv70 30 November 2021 15: 00
      -1
      Yes, something painfully similar to a Ukrainian lad! Not?
    4. Maks winter
      Maks winter 30 November 2021 16: 12
      0
      and under the dress are male organs ... wassat
  7. venik
    venik 30 November 2021 12: 44
    +6
    "...We would like to have a permanent United States presence in our country. ..... "
    =========
    Begging the owners for protection crying and deploying alien troops on its territory is the brightest sign "of independence"so small, but so proud and so" independent "tribals ..... lol bully
  8. K-50
    K-50 30 November 2021 12: 45
    +5
    The need to "contain Russia" forced Latvia to ask the United States to deploy its troops in the republic on a permanent basis

    Everything is a bit wrong.
    The owner asked to be accommodated, and the corrupt politicians pretend that the people are asking for it, but they cannot refuse the voters.
    In fact, people don’t need these pin boards for nothing, and for money either. It's like putting your own head under the guillotine, the slightest "misunderstanding" and Latvians will be remembered only from History, but do they need it?
    So, thanks to the politically corrupt spits, the population of Latvia runs the risk of not waking up one day, at all.
  9. rocket757
    rocket757 30 November 2021 13: 07
    0
    The need to "contain Russia" forced Latvia to ask the United States to deploy its troops in the republic on a permanent basis
    And whether the master will hear them - the master, will he come, will he protect them.
  10. aslan balayev
    aslan balayev 30 November 2021 13: 08
    +1
    ... US troops in Latvia ... Not clever, not far-sighted, moreover, dangerous. Permanent is not eternal. The best guarantee of security from Russia to Latvians should be sought in Russia itself.
  11. Brturin
    Brturin 30 November 2021 13: 15
    0
    Latvia intends to deploy American troops on its territory on a permanent basis, following the example of neighboring Poland.

    For example, neighboring Poland ... and how many in the same Poland on an ongoing basis, the previous about 5 thousand were on rotation, then ...
    According to the signed document, the United States is increasing its military presence in Poland, deploying an additional 174142 American troops there on a rotational basis. https://topwar.ru/XNUMX-soglashenie-o-razmeschenii-dopolnitelnyh-vojsk-ssha-v-polshe-podpisano.html

    added, but again "on a rotational basis" ... the Poles offered at least $ 2 billion for a permanent presence in the "fort ...", and what they will offer ...
  12. AAC
    AAC 30 November 2021 13: 31
    +1
    I think Americans pay rent, taxes, etc. for the location of the base. The military is spending American money on layoffs at local stores. Local staff are hired. No Russophobic hysteria, only business for impoverished states.
    1. Brturin
      Brturin 30 November 2021 13: 58
      0
      Quote: AAC
      business for impoverished states

      but you have to pay for something
      Japanese parliamentarians approved the distribution of expenses for the maintenance of American military bases in the country for the 2021 fiscal year (from April 1, 2021). The expenses to be borne by the Japanese side will amount to 201,7 billion yen (about 1,9 billion dollars). This amount is equal to the expenses spent on similar expenses last year.

      This includes all utility costs associated with American bases, as well as salaries for salaried civilian personnel working at the facilities.
      https://topwar.ru/181475-japonija-odobrila-vydelenie-sredstv-na-soderzhanie-amerikanskih-voennyh-baz-na-svoej-territorii.html

      although the owner can make exceptions ...
  13. Alexander X
    Alexander X 30 November 2021 13: 54
    0
    As I understand it, the Americans ordered Latvia to ask America to place an American military base close to the Russian border.
  14. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 30 November 2021 14: 20
    0
    We would like to have a permanent United States presence in our country
    The Limitrof will always remain the Limitrophe, who simply needs to get close to the strong. Because the Balts have a peculiar (to put it mildly) attitude towards Russia, it is necessary, regardless of the fact that they are part of the EU, to stick to the United States. The fool (Latvia) does not understand that in the event of a serious conflict, he will be one of the first and disappear from the political map of the world.
  15. Mandalorets
    Mandalorets 30 November 2021 14: 34
    0
    Actually Lithuanians have NASAMS winked
  16. Fisherman
    Fisherman 30 November 2021 15: 58
    -3
    The Latvians are naive ... the Yankees will not sit down so close to the bear, not quite yet ... they might place a hundred mercenaries, but to store their citizens there for recycling - nope!
  17. Dzafdet
    Dzafdet 30 November 2021 17: 05
    +1
    We own a lot of land there. It is necessary under the law on restitution to demand it. Then Lithuania will shrink to the size of a scarf ...
    1. Reserve buildbat
      Reserve buildbat 2 December 2021 15: 22
      -1
      It will shrink to zero. All our land is there. Purchased from the Swedes
  18. knot master
    knot master 30 November 2021 17: 23
    +1
    Not the whole center of Riga has been pissed off yet?
  19. victor_47
    victor_47 30 November 2021 17: 25
    0
    The best way to get a nuclear warhead (and more than one) in the event of a conflict.
  20. aszzz888
    aszzz888 30 November 2021 18: 27
    -1
    Meanwhile, the Pentagon refused to somehow comment on the words of the Minister of Defense of Latvia, saying that at the moment they would not make any statements on this matter.
    This is just "for now". Tomorrow a decision will be made on the placement of mericatos in latvia.
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  22. sabakina
    sabakina 30 November 2021 20: 20
    +1
    Quote: tihonmarine
    Quote: Olkhovsky
    Are you definitely a connoisseur of catch phrases in French?

    About women and money in all languages, an expert (they are inextricably linked).

    Everything is correct. If you have lost money, see if there is a woman next to you. yes
  23. wow
    wow 1 December 2021 10: 26
    0
    "... to post on a permanent basis ...". And Latvians are terrible, like an atomic war! What kind of "basis" is there. The only exception is Agata Musseniece, and her grandfather is Russian.
  24. zenion
    zenion 1 December 2021 20: 22
    0
    This is a bit like one case for which one woman filed against the owner of the company. She said she came to work, and no one pays attention to me. They may ask, suggest, but I am not a woman for them. I wore different dresses, blouses, T-shirts, zero attention, what is it? It is this way with Latvia and that way, but Russia does not pay attention to it, ignores it, as if it were not Soviet before.
  25. Reserve buildbat
    Reserve buildbat 2 December 2021 15: 20
    -1
    Latvia is so afraid that it will be occupied by Russia (although why do we need this dummy?) That it asks to be urgently occupied by mattress covers. And yet not all lawns are "fertilized" with the owner's excrement. laughing
  26. Dzafdet
    Dzafdet 5 December 2021 08: 49
    0
    Quote: stock buildbat
    It will shrink to zero. All our land is there. Purchased from the Swedes


    Not in Lithuania. There is only a part of our lands, but they will not find it enough ..