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    US Tanks 'Driving Back and Forth' in Europe Undermine Regional Stability

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    German politicians have expressed their dissatisfaction with the arrival of US tanks in the German port of Bremerhaven, German magazine Focus Online reported.

    In particular, Brandenburg's leader and the SPD party member Dietmar Woidke criticized the initiative of NATO to deploy military battalions in the Eastern Europe.

    "It wouldn't help us if the tanks will drive back and forth on both sides of the border," the German politician said.

    He recommended to "keep calm" and maintain dialogue with Moscow "despite all the difficulties."

    A similar opinion was expressed by vice-president of the German Die Linke party Tobias Pflueger. The politician believes that NATO's action will provoke a new arms race and lead to an "escalation in relations with Russia."

    The American military equipment will be transported to Poland by rail, from where it will be distributed across the Baltic States, Bulgaria and Romania as a part of NATO's mission to contain "Russian aggression."

    The US has used claims of alleged Russian military interference in Ukraine as a pretext for its military build-up in Eastern Europe, which Russia regards as a security threat. In the past ten years NATO's presence along Russia's western borders has grown eightfold, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said last month.

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    • avatar
      deshepherdishere
      Just trying to keep the planet warm!
    • avatar
      Andrew J
      Easy targets for the unstoppable Iskander m. Futile fake bravado from the natofags.
    • avatar
      peaceactivist2
      Once you build up, there must be a fight. Build up yo the teeth but back away is coward and a lost of face. If don't fight, talk like gentlemen
    • avatar
      kazer
      No need to engage into a shooting war with NATO. May be a little oil-shock will be a more effective method of confronting aggression.
    • Capt'nSkippy !!!
      The term "YOUR COUNTRY NEEDS YOU NOW" really has some meaning. They should all pack there sh-it and go the hell back where they came from, and stay there!!! Hopefully after the 20th this will all swing around the other way.
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      justnfreein reply toAndrew J(Show commentHide comment)
      Andrew J, Waste of Iskander missiles. Just let them running and leave extra costs on Pentagon's hands. What they can possibly do?!
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