WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — An armored unit of the US Army located at the Mihail Kolganicecanu Airbase in Romania is set to receive approximately 40 armored vehicles for use in joint training operations with the Romanian military.
"Tanks, Bradley fighting vehicles, armored personnel carriers and supporting vehicles are scheduled to arrive at Mihail Kolganicecanu Airbase, Romania on Nov. 20," the US Army in Europe has announced.
The upcoming deployment comes in the wake of a statement made by NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg, who has announced that NATO members had agreed on a new adaptive command structure to improve the alliance’s ability to move military forces across Europe.
Moscow has repeatedly voiced its protest against the alliance's buildup, saying that it would undermine regional stability and result in a new arms race. Nevertheless, in 2017, the alliance has decided to approve sending four multinational battalions to each of the Baltic States — Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia — and to Poland.