NATO members on Monday staged a demonstration of its military power near Russian borders when fighting the Alliance ships went to the Black sea, and on the Polish plains swept the echoes of the shots of American tanks.
The operative connection of eight ships representing eight NATO countries, sent to the Black sea to participate in exercises off the coast of Romania, called “Sea shield”.
The black sea and the Baltic sea, is increasingly becoming a place of rivalry between Russia and NATO, as Moscow, according to reports of the Alliance, pursues the militarization of the Crimea.
“This is a demonstration of the determination of the Alliance to defend all allies against any threat, and to strengthen Maritime security in the region”, — said the official representative of NATO.
According to officials, “Sea shield” is technically not a NATO exercise, but they will be attended by many NATO countries, including Bulgaria, Canada, Greece, Romania, Spain, USA and Turkey.
American tanks and troops on Monday took part in military maneuvers near the Polish town of żagań, by submitting the Kremlin a clear signal amid concerns that the dedication of trump’s allies and NATO partners weakens.
Trump this month talked about the fact that NATO is outdated, and that he wants to improve relations with Russia, which examines the boundaries of Europe, established after the end of the cold war. These statements caused serious alarm on the other side of the Atlantic.
However, approved recently in the position of Minister of defense retired General James Mattis (James Mattis), formerly commander of the United armed forces of NATO have unequivocally supported the Alliance, and said that he told Trump.
Participating in joint exercises of the U.S. troops are part of the 4-thousand troops deployed in Europe in the beginning of the month.
According to the Pentagon, this rotation of troops in Europe is designed to strengthen ties with NATO allies and to supply a clear and clear signal to Russia.