RF it is unclear how the weapons will help to ensure security in the Baltic region.
The words of the President of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaite about the feasibility of the deployment of U.S. Patriot air defense system in the Baltic sea could lead to escalation of tension in the region, said the Director of the Department for nonproliferation and arms control, the Russian foreign Ministry Mikhail Ulyanov.
On Thursday, Grybauskaite attended the military exercises of NATO air forces Tobruq legacy 2017 in šiauliai. In his speech, the Lithuanian President said about the need for a permanent presence of American anti-missile systems in the Baltic States. According to her, this would provide “a higher level of security for all our countries.”
“This statement indicates the continuation of the line Vilnius to the escalation of tension and arms build-up, and not even his, and belonging to third countries in the immediate proximity of Russian borders,” – said Ulyanov.
Ulyanov said that he could not understand how anti-aircraft missiles can contribute to strengthening security in the Baltic region.
In July 2016 NATO summit in Warsaw, the decision was made “on the strengthening of the Eastern flank” for this Alliance intends to place in Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and Poland at the international battalion. Their formation took on the UK, Germany, Canada and the United States.
Earlier it was reported that Lithuania begins to build a wall on the border with Russia.
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