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    A serviceman of the Fighting Eagles 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, walks on a tank that arrived via train to the US base in Mihail Kogalniceanu, eastern Romania, Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017. Five hundred U.S. troops began to arrive in a Black Sea port in Romania with tanks and hardware to bolster defense in this East European NATO nation.

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    NATO continues to increase its buildup in Europe.

    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.

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    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.

    The announcement came amid the unprecedented NATO military buildup in Eastern Europe which has been further boosted since 2014 in the wake of the crisis in Ukraine.

    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.

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