The Czech authorities do not exclude the possibility of placing the US military base

The Minister of defense of the Czech Republic Lubomír Metnar did not rule out the possibility of deploying American military bases on the territory of the country. The emergence of an additional US military contingent in Europe, he attributed to the possible termination of the Treaty on the elimination of intermediate-range missiles (INF).

“It is possible that after its expiration, the situation will deteriorate. I do not rule out that NATO may start a debate, ” said Mr. Metnar in an interview with the Czech newspaper Pravo, stressing that while European security is not in danger.

Earlier, the Russian foreign Ministry accused NATO that the Alliance helps the US to break the arms control system. Moscow stressed that the collapse of the INF Treaty will have serious consequences for the entire European security architecture. The foreign Ministry recalled placed in Europe in violation of the contract launches “MK-41”. Such installations are already located in Romania and should soon appear in Poland.

In September, the US President Donald Trump held talks with Polish President Andrzej Duda, which resulted in the announcement of a possible deployment of an American military base in Poland. The Polish authorities are ready to construct all necessary permanent base infrastructure and to pay the costs of the deployment of the US divisions of up to $2 billion, the Russian foreign Ministry said that