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U.S. To Invest $49 Million For Military Infrastructure In The Baltic States

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U.S. To Invest $49 Million For Military Infrastructure In The Baltic States

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The United States intends to allocate $49 million for the design and construction of military facilities in Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia.

This is stated in the application of the US Army Corps of Engineers in Europe, the text of which was reviewed by RT.

According to the document, the Engineer Corps intends to conclude at least three contracts for the provision of architectural and engineering services to both the Pentagon and federal agencies located on the territory of the US Department of Defense and the host country, and to support defense operations in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.

The application states that the acquisition of these services will be aimed at supporting current and future missions of the US Army Corps of Engineering, implemented in Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia as part of the European containment initiative.

This program involves the deployment in Europe, bordering Russia, of several thousand NATO troops with machinery and equipment. As stated in the alliance, such measures are taken in response to the “aggressive actions” of Russia.

According to the plans, design and construction work will be carried out for the further construction, repair, modification or restoration of such facilities as “airfields, railways, fuel storages and warehouses for fuels and lubricants, ammunition and explosive materials depots, barracks, housing blocks for one or many families, engineering structures, medical blocks, office buildings, workshops for maintenance and repair of mobile vehicles, facilities for operation and training military complexes, operational/reconnaissance centers, military training grounds and other facilities of the US Armed Forces.”

They plan to decide on the choice of contractor by September, but a contract can only be awarded to an American company or to a joint venture of an American company and a host country.

Russia has repeatedly expressed concern about the buildup of military capabilities of NATO countries, including the United States, and has stated its readiness to take countermeasures.

“We expressed concern about the buildup of NATO military capabilities near Russian borders. The scale of preparations for the alliance goes far beyond the needs of self-defense, and this line leads to increased tension and exacerbated the deficit of trust,” Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said.

As noted by the official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova, Moscow reserves the right to retaliatory actions in order to ensure the country’s security.

“We reserve the right to respond, including taking appropriate countermeasures in the interests of reliable security of our country,” the representative of the department emphasized.

Back in October 2019, Estonia and the US signed an agreement to enhance cooperation between the countries. Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu met with this U.S. counterpart Mike Pompeo and they signed the agreement.

“The main directions in Estonia’s foreign policy include bolstering relations with the United States and reinforcing NATO as well as encouraging further cooperation between the European Union and the United States,” Reinsalu explained. “Considering the changing circumstances in the world, the unique transatlantic bond between the United States and Europe is the most solid support for ensuring our security and protecting our values.”

In the document, the NATO allies reaffirmed their commitment to NATO’s collective defence and the need to further strengthen the military organisation.

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  • Dick Von Dast’Ard

    Such dumb fucks, swapping Soviet occupation for Anglo-American NATO.

    • Zionism = EVIL

      Not only that the corrupt Americunts will waste the $49 million peanuts on whoring, drugs and pimp clubs for the lardass losers. Russia is not sleeping either, it has just lifted arms sanctions on Iran and mega billion weapons are coming. Watch of joint assembly of SU-35 and S-400 systems.

      Moscow: UN Weapons Embargo on Iran Can’t Be Prolonged Despite US Efforts

      • Dick Von Dast’Ard

        War against Iran (on behalf of Israel) is going to be very costly one for an America that is now just a sow with it’s much of it’s milk drying up for her Nato-Zionist piglets.

        • Zionism = EVIL

          They don’t have the capability or guts to take on Iran. China and Russia are both intent on changing the global economic and strategic power balance. These Baltic states are like a pimple on the arse and have zero strategic matrix value. Russia can internally cripple them in a hour as the populations are mixed like Ukraine.

  • <>

    “As noted by the official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova, Moscow reserves the right to retaliatory actions in order to ensure the country’s security.”
    That is exactly what we say about Iran’s presence in Syria and the threat it poses on our security, now I want to see all the hypocrites here bark.

    • Dick Von Dast’Ard

      Well why don’t you try something called diplomacy, seeing you are quoting a FM spox in your comment here. Maybe you even get Maria as your middle woman to do so?

    • jade villaceran

      big difference of retaliatory action, russia will only retaliate if there forces/country will ne attack by an enemy while israeli action already bomb civilians because of some gatherings

      • <>

        Difference is, NATO doesn’t try to arm proxy militias on Russia’s border so they can shoot rockets on Russian citizens, but Iran does it from Syria against Israel. Got it?

        • GidTanner

          We’re talking about the U.S., not Israel. Got it?

        • jade villaceran

          russia has plenty of that, not only chechen terrorist but also georgia and ukraine, got it?

        • JIMI JAMES

          You can’t have it both ways,you respect your leader + nation or you represent soros/nwo/askenazi/fascist/wanna war/factions of freemasons whom by the way are nothing but a packa very sick updeassed homosexual phaedophiles(period)
          Who will you rather die for then? nation or problematic sick p00fs overseas?

    • Ilya

      Yes, the land robber complains about the nation that has not launched an aggressive war for over 230 years.

    • GidTanner

      Syria is in a “civil” war instigated by an attempted U.S. state department “color revolution”. Try again, Neocon.

    • JIMI JAMES

      She’s not a dumbass facist like you though,and seemingly are no better than incest nazis!
      You despise heterosexuals,yet all along your vermin whom go to bed with incest also known as khazars are the same batch whom glorify soros.hitler,biden,poroshenkio,gantz and a host of other neo-liberal reight sect factions,whom are the first in line trigger ww3,except there is one thing you failed to ever reveal is that your foe hamas/iranian deep state (kill israel,kill america)
      masonic/eu run factions are the other side of the covert agenda 21 fkfestive nwo disorder,so now you trying to compare your deeds to marias,whom atleast tries to say it as it really is?

      By all means take palestine and hamas,no one ever dared and why? run by nazis of course!
      Well what are you waiting for,more fake corona stats from jordan or fake oil wealth of uaes to come to frutation via branson scammonging methods? Just watch the asswholes go in the red!

    • RedBaron9495

      Get this Jewish IDF scumbag off this website!

      • <>

        Shut up loser, it’s called free speech.

  • Ilya

    $49m for the US MIC, is that like 5 toilet seats and 12 biros?!