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    July 11, 2017

    NATO air defense training begins in Lithuania, Romania and Czech Republic

    July 11, 2017 - Fort Russ News - 
    Politnavigator - translated by Inessa Sinchougova 

    In Lithuania, Romania and the Czech Republic, NATO air defense exercises are beginninh. Anti-aircraft missiles from the United States have been delivered to the territory of Lithuania.

    "The United States first placed Patriot anti-aircraft missile complexes in the framework of NATO, dedicated to the organization of air defense," - said Lithuanian Ministry of Defense.

    Rockets are placed under the "US commitment to the security of Lithuania" and the is Pentagon ready to send additional forces to the region.

    Training of the alliance will at the same time be held in Romania and the Czech Republic. Until July 22nd, 450 soldiers will take part from Lithuania itself, Poland, the UK and the US. The operation will be carried out with the backdrop of continuing tension in relations between NATO and Russia.

    US often carries out long-range air defense system exercises in Eastern Europe. Thus, the Patriot complexes are already located in the Czech Republic and Poland. President Donald Trump has stated that Washington will sell a few of these systems Poland also.

    Ed: The military industrial revenues aren't quite the same without the mythical Russian threat.

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