The United States began the transfer of military equipment to Eastern Europe
MOSCOW, may 24 — RIA Novosti. USA begin the transfer of troops from Belgium to Eastern Europe as part of operation Atlantic Resolve, according to defense News, citing a representative of the American armed forces in Europe.
As noted, the transfer is considered as full-scale exercises aimed at training the movements of troops in Europe in case of possible military conflict on the continent.
In total will be about 3.3 thousand people of the personnel and 650 pieces of military equipment, including tanks 87 M-1 Abrams and the 18 ACS M-109 Paladin. All equipment will be sent to the Baltic countries and in Poland, Romania, Bulgaria and Hungary.
It is reported that some of the troops moved by rail and highways, and also involves water transport, which for these purposes is not used.
Later this force will take part in a major military exercise Sabre Strike, which will be held from 3 to 15 June in Poland and the Baltic States and with the participation of 18 thousand soldiers from NATO countries.