Contents tagged with US military

  • Polish President expresses hope for the permanent presence of the US military in the country

    Speaking at the parade on the occasion of the Armed Forces Day, Polish President Andrzej Duda expressed hope for the permanent presence of the US military forces in his country.

    According to Duda, Poland fears a new aggression from Russia and the permanent presence of the US Army would act as “deterrence for any potential aggressor".

    The US Armed Forces and US servicemen are stationed on a rotation basis in Poland and other countries on the eastern flank of NATO - Lithuania, Latvia and …

  • Pentagon may increase U.S. military contingent in Poland

    James Mattis, the United States Secretary of Defense, stated that the United States is open for discussing the possibility of increasing its military contingent in Poland, DW reports. Mattis announced this information during a meeting with Polish Defense Minister, Mariusz Blaszczak, emphasizing that Poland is America’s ally in NATO.

    “We are placing troops in NATO in accordance with the requirements of security,” Mattis stated. “Therefore, we are always open to such discussions.”

    In 2017, NATO …

  • The US to increase its military presence in Baltics during Russia’s Zapad-2017 military exercise

    The United States will increase the number of servicemen and military equipment in Lithuania during the time of the joint Russian and Belarusian military exercises, Zapad 2017, as stated by the President of Lithuania, Dalia Grybauskaitė, writes DW.

    She said that the number of US Armed Forces personnel, equipment, and vessels will be increased in Lithuania. Also, air patrol missions will double as seven US aircraft will arrive in Lithuania.

    The strategic exercises of the armed forces of the …

  • Speaker of Ukrainian Parliament: Security agreement with US provides for the deployment of US troops in Ukraine

    A security agreement with the United States that may soon be signed provides for the deployment of US military reserves on the territory of Ukraine, as stated by the  head of the Verkhovna Rada, Andriy Parubiy,   on the air during a broadcast of the program "Freedom of Speech" on the channel ICTV.

    "It (the agreement) envisages special operations, joint scientific and technical developments, and even the deployment of military reserves from the United States of America in Ukraine," he said. …

  • Russian MP: US military activity is turning Europe into a 'powder keg'

    The First Deputy Chairman of Russia’s Federation Council Committee on Defense and Security, Franz Klintsevich, stated that the United States, by sending US forces and military equipment to Europe, are transforming Europe into a powder keg, Interfax reported.

    On Saturday, Klintsevich said that, “the softest adjectives that come to mind characterizing this step are the words provocative, brash and demonstrative. The US and NATO deliberately run up against a tough response from our side. It is no …

  • NATO worried that Trump will withdraw US troops from Europe

    NATO fears that Donald Trump, as president of the United States, will reduce the presence of US troops in Europe, Spiegel reports.

    According to the newspaper, this is one of the scenarios described in the report from the headquarters of the secretary general of the alliance, Jens Stoltenberg, who has “enormous” concerns about the election of the American billionaire.

    “Nowhere is concern over the election of Trump as US President greater than in NATO. Now the alliance, as became known to …

  • US to help Ukrainian Armed Forces create rapid response units

    The United States is ready to continue to support Ukraine.

    According to Douglas Hoyt, the head of the military-political department of the US Embassy in Ukraine, American specialists will join a team creating a special unit of the National Guard of Ukraine (NGU). The main function of this unit would be to act as a rapid resonse team.  As reported by the press service of the Ministry, this was discussed during a meeting with the Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs on European Integration, …