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The Minister of Defense of the Czech Republic categorically spoke against the deployment of NATO troops in the country

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Agency ITAR-TASS referring to Reuters, reports that Defense Minister Martin Stropnitsky spoke out against the constant presence of NATO troops in the country.


The Minister of Defense of the Czech Republic categorically spoke against the deployment of NATO troops in the country


Meanwhile, this position of the Czech Republic is fundamentally different from the chosen line of conduct of the Polish authorities, who, on the contrary, turned to NATO with a request to deploy troops on their territory on a permanent basis. Warsaw decided to take this step as a result of strained relations between Russia and NATO, which arose in connection with the Ukrainian political crisis.

According to Stropnitsky, this reluctance of Prague to deploy foreign troops on its territory is connected with the sad historical country experience. The Minister of Defense is not opposed to expanding cooperation with NATO, if this concerns the field of training or other areas, however, this is not at all about the permanent deployment of troops in the Czech Republic.

The head of the country's Defense Ministry said that when it comes to real NATO units, he is skeptical in this regard. Further, Stropnitsky said that the department has no plans to increase defense spending, although it is possible that a gradual build-up will take place in the future. Currently, Czech military spending amounts to 1,08% of GDP, although the level recommended by NATO is 2% of GDP.

It should be noted that about a week ago, the head of NATO made a statement that they were confident of the need to deploy their troops on the territory of Eastern Europe on a permanent basis, which is a consequence of the worsening situation in Ukraine.
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  1. karal
    karal 13 May 2014 05: 20
    +13
    Czech Defense Minister Kategorchino spoke out against the deployment of NATO troops in the country

    Right, bravo! Strong statement spite Washington throats! There is at least one sane person in the West!
    1. Sid.74
      Sid.74 13 May 2014 05: 29
      +5
      Quote: karal
      Right, bravo! Strong statement spite Washington throats!

      Yes, no ... Immediately everything on the surface ... sykat to the Czechs !!! laughing
      According to Stropnitsky, this reluctance of Prague to deploy foreign troops on its territory is due to the country's sad historical experience.
      And what if it turns out with Crimea and the Russians remember that the Czechs are Slavs !!! laughing
      1. igor_m_p
        igor_m_p 13 May 2014 06: 03
        +8
        I think that it’s not that sycophically, just judiciously, the peasant decided that raking nuts because of other people's graters is somehow too much.
        It is clear that the Czech Republic itself is by no means interesting for Russia, except as an economic partner.
        1. Sid.74
          Sid.74 13 May 2014 06: 08
          +7
          Quote: igor_m_p
          It is clear that the Czech Republic itself is by no means interesting to Russia

          Chshshshshsh !!! !!! Hush, hush!stop Well they don’t know !!!laughing
        2. domokl
          domokl 13 May 2014 06: 31
          +5
          Quote: igor_m_p
          just judiciously

          Namely, what is NATO troops on the territory of? These are the costs of their upkeep, these are places of deployment, but, most importantly, the automatic inclusion of the country in the list of priority targets for the enemy. The Poles, because of pathological hatred of the Russian Federation, simply do not understand that in case conflict will be the first victims. Namely the first ... Czechs understand this.
          NATO is now thought to be active in Romania and Poland. Well, and compulsory friends from the Baltic States will receive a dozen more aircraft to calm ... But how will they be fed?
          1. igor_m_p
            igor_m_p 13 May 2014 06: 54
            +1
            Firstly, feed, secondly, inclusion in the list of targets, thirdly, NATO troops, these are mainly the United States, and there may be more problems from them than from potential invaders. It is a notorious fact that the soldiers of the US Army in those countries where their military bases are located are virtually untouchable - the authorities of the country have no right to detain or arrest even if the US soldier commits a crime, not to mention bringing him to court. Like, you complain, and we will deal with our soldiers. Showdowns rarely translate into something more than a penalty for service, and even then not always. Well, the staff, knowing about this state of things, are greyhounding immeasurably, so those are still allies ...
      2. Lunic
        Lunic 13 May 2014 06: 54
        0
        Czechs love Russians "to say the least" even less than Poles.
        1. ReifA
          ReifA 13 May 2014 07: 26
          +1
          I don’t know how at all, but at the level of a tourist who speaks Czech with Russian, if they don’t understand English, I didn’t notice any dislike.
  2. Hammer
    Hammer 13 May 2014 05: 21
    +1
    We began to slowly understand in Europe that there is something ... With whom to be friends, and against whom it is not necessary to be friends. Well, God forbid, such sanity to all other Europeans.
    1. from punk
      from punk 13 May 2014 06: 01
      +1
      Quote: Hammer
      We began to slowly understand in Europe that there is something ..

      just not everyone wants to be a colony of the United States. And unlike Germany, the Czech Republic can speak not under the dictation of the United States
  3. mamont5
    mamont5 13 May 2014 05: 29
    +3
    "The Minister of Defense of the Czech Republic Kategorchino spoke out against the deployment of NATO troops in the country"

    What kind of Czech Republic has become sane. What is it for?
    Unfortunately, not everyone in Europe is like that. Here are the descendants of the Roman legionnaire conquerors of Dacia again rattling weapons.

    "Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta criticized the country's President Traian Basescu for his insufficiently prompt and decisive reaction to the actions of the Deputy Prime Minister of Russia, the special representative of the President of the Russian Federation for Transnistria, Dmitry Rogozin, whose plane freely crossed Romanian airspace on the way to Chisinau on May 8. In May, the Romanian edition of Ziare.com, Ponta said that in place of the supreme commander-in-chief, he would have raised fighters to force-land a Russian government plane.

    According to the Romanian prime minister, none of the persons involved in the EU's "black list", which includes Rogozin, will no longer cross the country's airspace. "We will take care of this," Ponta said, adding that unlike "Basescu, who is walking around the country," he will be decisive and prove to his Western partners that "we can be counted on."
    http://warfiles.ru/show-56032-premer-rumynii-grozit-sazhat-pravitelstvennye-samo
    lety-rf-s-pomoschyu-istrebiteley.html

    And if our government planes will be escorted by our fighters to protect against air pirates?
    1. Rostovchanin
      Rostovchanin 13 May 2014 05: 52
      +4
      Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta

      chatterbox bespontovaya
    2. theadenter
      theadenter 13 May 2014 06: 37
      +2
      Correctly Rogozin warned that he would fly next time on a Tu-160. laughing
    3. asar
      asar 13 May 2014 06: 42
      +3
      What - what did Victor Ponta suggest? Landing a government plane ?! Did he overeat hominy? Or Romanian henbane? What will happen to him, but to his Romania, after such a demarche ?! Here is podderzhevshy! "Pontus all on Pontus, fingers fanned out"! And the Czechs are great! There were sober heads in Geyrop, not everything is completely neglected!
    4. gandalf
      gandalf 13 May 2014 07: 22
      0
      Yes, gentlemen of the Romanians, we will soon explain everything to you who you are and what we think about you

      (c) Rogozin
      Romanians already hinted

      What kind of Czech Republic has become sane. What is it for?

      So in the Czech Republic quickly remembered the T-34 tanks on the streets of Prague.
      1. wanderer_032
        wanderer_032 13 May 2014 08: 17
        +1
        Quote: gandalf
        So in the Czech Republic quickly remembered the T-34 tanks on the streets of Prague.


        And it was back in the 45th, the inhabitants of Prague, met our tankers as liberators, and not as enemies and occupiers.



  4. olegkrava
    olegkrava 13 May 2014 05: 59
    +3
    Quote: mamont5
    "The Minister of Defense of the Czech Republic Kategorchino spoke out against the deployment of NATO troops in the country"

    What kind of Czech Republic has become sane. What is it for?
    Unfortunately, not everyone in Europe is like that. Here are the descendants of the Roman legionnaire conquerors of Dacia again rattling weapons.

    According to my modest data, the Czech Republic is one of the freshest who remembers what Russia can do. Something else remained in my memory.
  5. mig31
    mig31 13 May 2014 06: 03
    +4
    Psheks are corrupt, Czechs are more independent, but NATO is a noose around the neck of the country and the Czechs understand ...
  6. MolGro
    MolGro 13 May 2014 06: 09
    +1
    He is right the first lyuley will get those who are closer !!
  7. Siberian
    Siberian 13 May 2014 06: 20
    +1
    The first, and in full, and most often, for a long time, are those who are even gentler, more corrupt and dumber. Previously, everything was conducted (well, or justified by the fact that NATO pays for its stagnation: either something has changed, or the payment is inadequate). Hence the conclusions.
  8. boom_bah
    boom_bah 13 May 2014 06: 22
    0
    Yes, everything is fine, there is no news - they’re afraid, well, let them be afraid. Czechs are normal fighters, Poles too. But, as practice has shown, we are better.
  9. kafa
    kafa 13 May 2014 06: 34
    +1
    Czechs are not Pshekova golovana shoulders there and memory is not lost. wink remember the Soviet soldier and remember the occupier boots (German)
  10. Good_Taxist
    Good_Taxist 13 May 2014 06: 35
    0
    Quote: karal
    Meanwhile, this position of the Czech Republic is fundamentally different from the chosen line of behavior of the Polish authorities

    Poles are the eternal enemies of Russia with an "endless supply of" rake (rake)! "
  11. VNP1958PVN
    VNP1958PVN 13 May 2014 07: 16
    0
    The main Americans in NATO, but they do not particularly bother with consents. Climb without soap. Find a hundred reasons!
  12. annodomene
    annodomene 13 May 2014 07: 18
    +2
    "... although the NATO recommended level is 2% of GDP ..."
    NATO can twist its recommendations into a tube and score it yourself, you know where, and flat, to feel ... It's good that at least there are sensible people in the Czech Republic. NATO (read America) is like a plug for every barrel, well, everything matters. I wonder how the "aggravated situation" sideways can affect the state, separated from the "aggravated" or degraded country by not the smallest ocean?
  13. yulka2980
    yulka2980 13 May 2014 07: 22
    +1
    Well done Czechs! I did not expect! It will be necessary to drink a bottle of Czech beer for Stropnitsky’s health smile
  14. Tatar 174
    Tatar 174 13 May 2014 07: 27
    0
    Quote: igor_m_p
    It is clear that the Czech Republic itself is by no means interesting for Russia, except as an economic partner.

    Also add the Balts here, the Poles, well, why do we need them, let them live as they want. Correctly in the song it is sung: "We do not need the Turkish coast and we do not need Africa!"
  15. inkass_98
    inkass_98 13 May 2014 07: 35
    0
    The minister reasoned quite correctly - when the Czech Republic refused to deploy missile defense elements at home, then brave (since brainless) Romania immediately came out with its proposals. The same will happen now, a replacement is urgently found. A crap with the behavior of US soldiers in the "occupied territory" will be applied automatically, let the gypsies take the allied debt.
  16. Nikolaevich
    Nikolaevich 13 May 2014 07: 36
    0
    But I wonder if someone from the Baltic states and other, to put it mildly, not quite combat-ready NATO Velenov understands that if "che" then they will simply be thrown. That the same Balts will roll before the first even British soldier to plunge into the BDK? I mean that you need to have either a very small mind or a very big faith in the fact that at a critical moment they will come to your aid
    1. Rurikovich
      Rurikovich 13 May 2014 07: 52
      0
      If "what" happens, then, I hope, we will clear these territories from the pro-fascist undead evil spirits. Forever and ever. And also from queers, hairy singing women and other godless rags! soldier
      1. Nikolaevich
        Nikolaevich 13 May 2014 09: 06
        0
        Well, yes, but I mean that in a sense, NATO is like a curb on a serpentini, it seems, but no one will catch you
  17. Goha
    Goha 13 May 2014 08: 16
    0
    He thinks correctly. Will fall under the primary goal. And to destroy the NATO base in the Czech Republic means: to destroy the whole Czech Republic. It still won’t save them. If we start to wet the base in Poland, then the Czechs will also get it.
  18. kelevra
    kelevra 13 May 2014 16: 53
    0
    A man just realizes that his country in the event of hostilities will become a target!