NATO is building in Europe, the so-called Schengen zone of military, necessary to minimize the time to transport troops to the borders of Russia. About it in interview to the newspaper “Krasnaya Zvezda” said Deputy defense Minister Colonel-General Alexander Fomin.
The NATO flag.
“The new priority of the military-political leadership of NATO was to improve the logistics and transport infrastructure within Europe, the creation of so-called “war of the Schengen area”, – said Fomin.
Fomin added that the Alliance fulfills the questions of the transatlantic transfer of military units military-political bloc, and in Europe in various parts of the created reserves of arms, military equipment, ammunition, food and property.
“To date, a logistic supply necessary for the operational deployment of additional troops is ten times higher than in Europe US troops”, – said the General.
According to the Deputy head of the military Department, for organizing the reception, deployment and accommodation of military contingents, created eight coordinating centres in Poland, Romania, Hungary, Bulgaria, Slovakia, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia.”
The idea of creating “military Schengen” originally belongs to the former commander of the US army in Europe, Lieutenant General Ben Hodges. He, in particular, reported that the allied troops and military equipment should move “as quickly as migrants”.
According to Hodges, at this stage permits to move troops and weapons is a “surprisingly complex process in a number of countries”. To carry out the transfer of American troops from Poland to Germany is required five days notice.
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