The United States promised to increase the scale and complexity of the...

The United States promised to increase the scale and complexity of the exercise in Europe

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The United States will increase the scale and complexity of military exercises in Europe to counter “aggression by Russia”, said Lieutenant General Tim ray after arrival in Germany 2,8 thousand units of military equipment from the United States, including hundreds of tanks

The Deputy head of the European command of the U.S. armed forces, Lieutenant-General Tim ray said that the scale and complexity of military exercises in Europe will be increased to curb the “aggression of Russia”, reports Reuters.

“Let me be clear: it is part of our efforts to deter aggression from the Russian side, to ensure the territorial integrity of our allies and the support of freedom, prosperity and peace in Europe,” said Rei in the German port of Bremerhaven, where they arrived hundreds of tanks, trucks and other military equipment from the United States.

According to ray, about 70 thousand U.S. troops stationed in Europe, quickly adapted to the changing strategic environment, referring to “military operations of Russia in Ukraine”, the migratory flows from Syria and the rise of Islamic radicalism.

In Bremerhaven arrived about 2.8 thousand units of military equipment from the US and about 4 thousand soldiers.

As previously wrote RBC, on January 4 in the port of Bremerhaven arrived transport ship Resolve, while another two ships with military equipment, Freedom and Endurance were supposed to arrive in Germany not later than on 8 January. The convoy was taken to Germany hundreds of tanks, trucks and other military equipment from the United States. Military equipment intended for further transportation by rail and road through Germany and Poland to increase NATO military presence in Eastern Europe.

That NATO agreed to deploy four battalions in the Baltic States and Poland, the NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said in early July last year at the summit block in Warsaw. He noted that the battalions will be created as a “deterrent measures” and that almost all member countries of the Alliance will take part in the formation of these units.