Washington has described Moscow’s reaction to the decision to reduce U.S. troops in Germany. His version of the Deputy head of the U.S. Senate Committee on foreign Affairs Robert Menendez presented in Twitter.
He criticized the step of the us administration, explaining that it should please Moscow. “The champagne must be flowing tonight in the Kremlin,” wrote the Senator. According to Menendez, the United States will cause resentment one of the closest allies — Germany as well as weaken the opposition to the Kremlin’s aggression in Europe.
Among Republicans against the drawdown of troops in Germany was made by the Senator MITT Romney. He called the Pentagon’s decision “a big mistake” and a “gift to Russia”. “It is a slap in the face of a friend and ally in a time when we need to get closer in our mutual commitments to curb Russian and Chinese aggression,” he concluded.
Earlier, the Pentagon announced that it will withdraw from Germany, about 11.9 thousand military personnel stationed there, and will move the headquarters of the European command of the US forces in Belgium.
One half of the troops will travel to NATO countries, and the other will be on a rotating basis to serve “in the East and in the Black sea area”. The meaning of this action — “to reinforce deterrence” of Russia and to strengthen the security of U.S. allies in the South-Eastern flank.
The President of the United States Donald trump blamed Berlin for their lack of participation in the formation of the military budget of NATO and in violation of the agreements on military contributions.