Kremlin Sees Deployment of US Armor in Poland as Threat

Moscow, The deployment of US tanks and other armed vehicles in Poland is seen Russia as a threat, Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov has said.
“Any country can regard a buildup of foreign military presence near its borders negatively and it will do so. This is precisely the way we see it,” he was quoted by Tass news agency as saying .
“We interpret this as a threat to us and as actions that endanger our interests and our security.” Peskov pointed out that “a third country is building up its military presence near our borders in Europe.” “That country is not even a European one,” he said, adding that the size of the military contingent did not matter.
“Be it one thousand or ten thousand, it’s all the same,” he stressed.
That’s a buildup of the military presence and I have nothing to add,” Peskov said.
A US military convoy arrived in western Poland on Thursday as part of measures to support NATO’s Eastern European flank.
The convoy is part of the 4,000 soldiers to be stationed in Poland and the Baltic states as part of the US military’s Operation Atlantic Resolve.
The convoy moved towards Eastern Europe after landing in the northern German city of Bremerhaven last week.
Altogether 87 tanks are to be moved to the Eastern European NATO countries.

Source: Qatar News Agency