Kremlin Says U.S. Military in Poland Threatens Russia, Reduces Security in Europe

Posted January 12, 2017 at 11:13am

UPI reports that “the Kremlin said the United States’ increased military presence in Poland as part of a larger NATO operation is a threat to Russian security that destabilizes Europe.”

“Dmitry Peskov, spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin, said the arrival of U.S. troops in Poland as part of the largest armed military brigade deployed in Europe since the end of the Cold War threatens Russia’s ‘interests and our security,’ while Alexei Meshkov, Russia’s deputy foreign minister, said the NATO operation is a ‘factor destabilizing European security.'”

“The U.S. troops reached Poland on Monday after a three-day journey through Germany. The show of force falls under NATO’s Operation Atlantic Resolve, designed to show the United States’ commitment to its European allies in the face of what NATO sees as Russian aggression.”