14:07 Apr. 25, 2016
3.4 billion U.S. dollars to be allocated to station troops in Eastern Europe
The United States intend to spend 3.4 billion U.S. dollars on deterring Russia's aggression, Deutsche Welle reports. Moscow's constantly rising military ambitions are on agenda of the upcoming meeting of the U.S. Senate Committee on Armed Services.
"We have enough costs to locate our military units in different parts of Eastern Europe. Our allies should know they can rely on us," said the high-ranked Committee member Adam Smith.
The probable sum is said to be nearly four times larger than the confirmed one in 2015.
The U.S. experts first stressed on the necessity of deterring Russia in 2014 when the Russian Federation illegally occupied Crimean peninsula and started supplying separatist forces to Donbas region along with large calibre weapons. Recently Kremlin renewed its aggressive provocations, launching unsafe maneuvers in Baltic sea waters.
As Reuters reported, NATO may increase its maritime presence in the Black Sea to further deterrence of Russia's aggression. Turkey, Bulgaria, and Romania are set to participate in Alliance's new strategy.