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US ambassador: Washington will send 5 thousand troops to Eastern Europe

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"The Pentagon will transfer to the eastern frontiers of NATO a motorized brigade numbering about 5-thousand people, reports RIA News Statement by the US Ambassador to Warsaw Paul Jones.



“We know that individual NATO countries will take part in the creation of battalions in the Baltic countries and Poland as part of the advanced forces, but specific information about how many military men and what configuration each country will allocate will be known during the summit (NATO in Warsaw) . As for the US bilateral commitments on the Eastern flank issue, we know that a motorized brigade of about 5 thousand US troops will be deployed in this area, but we are not yet ready to announce exactly what it will look like. ”
reported jones.

According to him, the US military will begin to arrive in January 2017 th. Fully team should be deployed in February. Other NATO countries will begin sending their units around the same time.

“I am ready to confirm that the United States will be one of the responsible countries. Details of the configuration on the territory of the Baltic countries and Poland have not yet been finally established and not announced. But I think that the overall US contribution to ensuring the security of the eastern flank of NATO will be very significant, including significant for Poland, ”the diplomat added.

Meanwhile, Lithuania called the forces of the alliance, which are supposed to be placed in the Baltic States, symbolic and not intended for offensive operations.

“NATO is not some attacking organization: it must guarantee the security of its members. We are part of the territory of NATO, and it is not divided into some specific segments, they all must defend themselves by the same standards, ”he quotes. Kommersant Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkyavichus.

“In addition, the battalion is about a thousand troops. Even non-specialists understand: the fact that the armed forces are concentrated in the Baltic countries is out of the question. I’m not going to compare the numbers, how many troops, weapons, tanks and airplanes are located in the Kaliningrad region, - there is no need for this, no one is competing here, ”he said.

“This is a symbolic number of servicemen, it’s even funny to speak about it in general professionally. Noise can be raised a lot, but it is obvious that NATO simply seriously and objectively ensures security (of the participating countries) is not to attack someone, since NATO will not be engaged in this, ”said Linkyavichus.

“Looking around, on the precedents of violation of the territorial integrity of other states that are not part of the alliance, hearing some statements, I personally, as a former defense minister, and as head of the foreign ministry do not doubt NATO’s security guarantees. Since I know that the alliance takes this very seriously. But ordinary people feel uneasy, ”the diplomat said, adding that Lithuanian citizens“ are afraid of aggression from Russia. ”

“Therefore, even the symbolic physical presence of this battalion creates a sense of security. By the way, the military are not even deployed on a permanent basis: they come for exercise and leave again, ”he said.

The minister also added that he personally is “not inclined against Russia, the Russian language or Russians.”
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  1. VNP1958PVN
    VNP1958PVN 22 June 2016 12: 13
    +9
    So people already sort of solved the question ... laughing
    1. Khariton
      Khariton 22 June 2016 12: 14
      +1
      Like shepherds already with trunks ...? bully
      1. cniza
        cniza 22 June 2016 12: 41
        +4
        Quote: Chariton
        Like shepherds already with trunks ...? bully


        Full occupation, not enough jobs so they will serve the owners.
        1. _Vladislav_
          _Vladislav_ 22 June 2016 12: 57
          +1
          I do not know if to approach from the point of view of sanity.
          If this is not preparation for war, then what.
          1. figwam
            figwam 22 June 2016 15: 29
            +1
            Quote: _Vladislav_
            I do not know if to approach from the point of view of sanity.
            If this is not preparation for war, then what.

            Here is what Hitler wrote to Stalin.
            Around June 15-20, I plan to begin a massive transfer of troops west from your border.

            At the same time, I urge you not to succumb to any provocations that may occur on the part of my generals who have forgotten their duty. And, of course, try not to give them any reason. If the provocations on the part of any of my generals cannot be avoided, I ask you to show restraint, do not take retaliatory actions and immediately report the incident to me through the communication channel known to you. Only in this way can we achieve our common goals, which, it seems to me, we have clearly agreed with you.

            I thank you for meeting me in a matter known to you and asking you to excuse me for the method that I chose to deliver this letter to you as soon as possible.

            I continue to hope for our meeting in July.
            Sincerely yours, Adolf Hitler. May 14, 1941. "
      2. Temples
        Temples 22 June 2016 12: 43
        +2
        It is more likely to tame Europe.
        What would shut up those who bleated independence and their own army.
        And Russia is just an excuse.
        Ub people know that they will end when they try military aggression.

        The shepherd simply sends additional dogs to protect his own herd (so as not to run away).
        And so that the sheep do not bleat, he announces that he protects them from the bear, which lives in the neighborhood.
        1. Andrey Yuryevich
          Andrey Yuryevich 22 June 2016 12: 58
          0
          US ambassador: Washington will send 5 thousand troops to Eastern Europe
          apparently those 42 thousand people already bored became ... (3 brigades in Germany, 1 in Italy) this is not good, not good.
    2. Thrall
      Thrall 22 June 2016 12: 14
      0
      the physical presence of this battalion creates a sense of security

      And what if someone nearby shouts "Russians!" laughing
      1. Pitot
        Pitot 22 June 2016 12: 16
        0
        Then the area will be covered with free manure .....
      2. Safer
        Safer 22 June 2016 12: 17
        0
        They will seize weapons and prepare for defense ... When they sober up! It’s fashionable for them to get drunk on business trips.
    3. Gxash
      Gxash 22 June 2016 12: 16
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      And how much is it already worth? In Europe? In the fact that there is already another 5k, the snout will be added ... Plus to them will be added to any Baltic punks (slaves by beliefs). So the invasion army will be recruited.

      Something is FFWFW for good reason!
      1. Nyrobsky
        Nyrobsky 22 June 2016 13: 14
        0
        Quote: Gxash
        And how much is it already worth? In Europe? In the fact that there is already another 5k, the snout will be added ... Plus to them will be added to any Baltic punks (slaves by beliefs). So the invasion army will be recruited.
        Something is FFWFW for good reason!


        Yes, something like about 50 thousand.
        There, along the way, the local population no longer knows whom to fear anymore, an imaginary Russian threat, or drunken armed "allies"
    4. Dimontius
      Dimontius 22 June 2016 12: 31
      +2
      NATO is a defensive organization, NATO is a defensive organization; it is not against you, it is not against you; we are not against the Russians, we are not against the Russians; this is all the evil Putin, this is all the dictator Putin.
      The analogy with leaflets from an airplane before the bombing comes to mind.
      Now I understand why there were many wars before. I personally would hardly have stayed in the place of Ivan the Terrible, if such a skin like Linkevicius sent me such dispatches. After the first, Lithuania would be part of the Russian Empire.
  2. cth; fyn
    cth; fyn 22 June 2016 12: 13
    0
    5 thousand is no longer a joke, for example, Transnistria will have enough.
  3. Wolka
    Wolka 22 June 2016 12: 16
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    and between the lines, the hysteria over the Russian threat has grown to such a level that the Yankees are forced to at least somehow lower its degree, well, they say, we sent you 5000 soldiers to support you and armored snouts who somehow threw it, it means the direction is safe ...
    1. Vadim237
      Vadim237 22 June 2016 12: 42
      +1
      And Russia, to the advantage of these five thousand, will place three brigades of the OTRK Iskander at the border - from the first salvo they will cover 70 percent.
  4. engineer74
    engineer74 22 June 2016 12: 17
    +1
    But ordinary people feel uneasy, ”the diplomat said, adding that Lithuanian citizens“ fear aggression from Russia. ”

    What they say on TV - that is what "ordinary people" are afraid of!
    Hypocrisy is just beyond sad
    I wish the American brigade compact accommodation with increased comfort at one base! wink
    1. Abbra
      Abbra 22 June 2016 12: 25
      +4
      The address of the "base" is known ...
      1. engineer74
        engineer74 22 June 2016 12: 40
        0
        And under each stone a piece of glass ...
      2. Vadim237
        Vadim237 22 June 2016 12: 44
        +1
        Everyone will have this "end address".
      3. Victor-M
        Victor-M 22 June 2016 14: 44
        +1
        It is possible and more compact, in one garbage pit.
  5. Prisoner
    Prisoner 22 June 2016 12: 24
    0
    Just?! Rumble. "This traffic police does not respect you at all!" (c) Five thousand mattress toppers against a bear is even somehow offensive.
  6. Sergey-72
    Sergey-72 22 June 2016 12: 37
    +1
    It seems that in the Baltic countries in any bush arrows from there NATO will fall out. laughing Well, in the case - this is a serious contingent and you should not throw hats.
    1. Alexanast
      Alexanast 22 June 2016 14: 22
      +7
      No, dumb hats, maybe we’ll launch the bears ...
    2. K-50
      K-50 22 June 2016 15: 04
      +2
      Quote: Sergey-72
      It seems that in the Baltic countries in any bush arrows from there NATO will fall out.

      Go shoot something? what laughing
  7. dchegrinec
    dchegrinec 22 June 2016 12: 40
    +1
    That’s all we can do to strengthen our western borders. And to the question of NATO representatives for what, to emphasize: it’s not your cow’s business, gentlemen. Because it’s useless to say that this is an answer to your presence.
  8. Engineer
    Engineer 22 June 2016 12: 41
    0
    Few, very few, so in all corners of the fishermen’s marines even in Riga is not enough. We need many times more and there will be a new Pattaya in the Baltic states.
  9. Berkut24
    Berkut24 22 June 2016 12: 45
    0
    "Therefore, even the symbolic physical presence of this battalion creates a sense of security."

    Do these guys live sensations? Those. about real security while we are not talking?
  10. MATROSKIN-53
    MATROSKIN-53 22 June 2016 12: 47
    0
    No, well, it’s a pity to sow native land! And they all twig and twig ... and what kind of individuals are so brainless ?! It seems that they think not with their heads, but with their heads ...
  11. Oznob
    Oznob 22 June 2016 13: 02
    0
    Then one regular opened my eyes to all these movements. The European part of NATO is a rather diverse herd in terms of composition and capabilities. The USA is trying to make a real army out of this battalion of "combat prostheses" following the example of its beloved ones. Unified command, unified standards, the same quality of training for ball skiers.
  12. Evil 55
    Evil 55 22 June 2016 13: 55
    0
    I have no doubt that the State Department will send the most "tolerant" brigade of ground forces to Geyropa, so that there are no less than 90% of gays and lesbians, so that "tactical" differences do not arise ...
  13. Stabilization
    Stabilization 22 June 2016 14: 54
    0
    Due to the shortage of aircraft, US Marine Corps aviation began to use the old, out-of-service and rust-covered McDonnell-Douglas F / A-18 fighters, which had been in the “aviation equipment cemetery” for several years, Fox News reported.

    HZ ... Fox News, as it were ...)
  14. Ros 56
    Ros 56 22 June 2016 17: 07
    0
    Guys, it’s easier to drown them in the Atlantic in the process of moving to Oyropa, which is why you should not be fooled.
  15. LÄRZ
    LÄRZ 22 June 2016 19: 57
    0
    The Pentagon will transfer to the eastern borders of NATO a motorized brigade, numbering about 5-thousand people
    I don’t know, I don’t know ... Some kind of "inconsistency" turns out:
    The U.S. Army is facing serious combat readiness problems, with only a third of the army brigades ready for combat.
    Today, about 100 of thousands of troops can not be sent to the combat zone. This means that about 380 of thousands of military personnel who can be involved in combat operations are in the active duty in the army. And about 162 of thousands of them currently provide support for military operations. In fact, almost half of our army, ready for military deployment, is already involved in operations today. This means that the army’s ability to respond to a new crisis is rather small.
    //inosmi.ru/military/20160616/236874171.html
  16. Vasyan1971
    Vasyan1971 22 June 2016 20: 33
    0
    "..." Looking around, at the precedents of violation of the territorial integrity of other states that are not part of the alliance ... "
    Is he talking about Yugoslavia? Iraq? Libya?
  17. Darth Revan
    Darth Revan 22 June 2016 20: 38
    0
    And you didn’t bring 5 zinc coffins, an hour, with you? Otherwise, anything can happen. repeat