Sending their troops and military equipment to Europe, the USA transforms it into a powder keg, and asking for a harsh response from Russia. This was stated by First Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on Defense and Security, Franz Klintsevich.
“The softest adjectives that come to mind as a characteristic of this step are ‘provoking’, ‘impudent’, ‘demonstrative’. The USA and NATO are deliberately asking for a tough response from our side, and it will surely follow along the whole perimeter of our borders with Poland and the Baltic countries, where military equipment, arrived from overseas, is placed,” he told Interfax on January 7.
“I have no doubts that Russia will be able to protect itself. At the same time, it is obvious that Europe has turned into a powder keg,” said the senator.
He said that commenting on the information that hundreds of tanks, self-propelled howitzers, and other military vehicles started unloading in the German port of Bremerhaven. The equipment came to Germany by sea from the United States.
“I think everyone knows why such a large-scale military redeployment was shifted from the end of January to the beginning. The leaving U.S. administration [of Barrack Obama] is doing its best to complicate Russian-American relations, driving the newly elected president in a trap,” Klintsevich said. “It looks like they are not fully convinced that Donald Trump won’t delay the implementation of this plan to ascertain all the circumstances after he becomes president on January 20. But now it will be almost impossible for him to play it back even if he wanted to.”