During the maneuvers, the largest deployment of US troops in the last 25 years is planned.
NATO’s Defender Europe military exercise begins in the Netherlands. During the maneuvers, the largest deployment of US troops in the last 25 years is planned.
More than 37,000 military personnel from 18 NATO member countries and partners will take part in the exercise. 20 thousand soldiers and officers will be transferred directly from the United States to Europe. NATO stressed that in the way Washington demonstrates its determination to support European allies.
The exercise will last until mid-may. By this time, the deployment of allied troops in Germany and Poland should be completed.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said earlier that Moscow would respond to the exercises, as they are of great concern. NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg stressed that the exercises are not aimed at Russia or any other country.