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The Pentagon intends to find out the circumstances of the explosion in Beirut

The United States collect information about the explosion in Beirut and preparing to provide humanitarian assistance, said the Minister of defense mark Esper.

"We're still gathering information about what happened. Most believe it was an accident, as was reported. In addition, I can not say anything," said Esper, speaking at a video conference in the framework of Asinovskogo forum.

Pushkov said about the transformation of Poland into a base for USA against Russia

Senator Alexei Pushkov commented on the outcome of the negotiations about increase the American military contingent in Poland, noting that the country becomes a base for the United States against Russia.

Pentagon chief mark Esper stated that Washington and Warsaw have concluded negotiations on the basis of which Poland will be sent an additional one thousand us troops.

Pompeo praised the ability of the US to contain Russia

The US decision on the withdrawal of almost 12 thousand troops from Germany and their relocation to other European countries to NATO will not affect the ability of the US to contain Russia, said US Secretary of state Mike Pompeo.

"In those comments from Russia that I've seen says that they feel threatened by our action, because our soldiers will be deployed closer to Russia's borders," said Pompeo at the hearings in Congress.

Pushkov praised US plans to transfer troops to the borders of Russia

Senator Alexei Pushkov commented in his Twitter the US plans to transfer part of its forces to the borders of Russia.

Pentagon chief mark Esper stated that Washington will transfer part of the military to the borders of Russia for its "deterrence," noting that in the future the US can deploy in Poland and the Baltic States for additional military forces. Esper also said that Germany will withdraw a total of almost 12 thousand US military, 9.5 thousand will be withdrawn from Germany to Italy and Belgium. According to media reports, there will be transferred and the headquarters of US forces in Europe.

Kosachev accused the United States in violation of the Founding act NATO-Russia

Presence in Europe, the United States needs more than the Europeans themselves, besides the deployment of additional forces in the Eastern countries of the continent violates "the Basic act Russia – NATO", said RIA Novosti on Wednesday the head of the international Committee of the Federation Council Konstantin Kosachev.

Pentagon chief mark Esper stated that the United States will transfer part of the military to the borders of Russia for its "deterrence," noting that in the future the US can deploy in Poland and the Baltic States for additional military forces. Esper also said that Germany will withdraw a total of almost 12 thousand US military, 9.5 thousand will be withdrawn from Germany to Italy and Belgium. According to media reports, there will be transferred and the headquarters of US forces in Europe.

Senator: Russia could target its system to the new area of deployment of the US army

Russia will consider military plans of Washington in Europe and will target their systems to new areas of deployment of us troops, told RIA Novosti on Wednesday, a member of the international Committee of the Federation Council Oleg Morozov.

Pentagon chief mark Esper stated that the United States will transfer part of the military to the borders of Russia for its "deterrence". He noted that in the future the US can deploy in Poland and the Baltic States for additional military forces. Esper also said that Germany will withdraw a total of almost 12 thousand military of the United States, 9.5 per thousand in Italy and Belgium. According to media reports, there will be transferred and the headquarters of US forces in Europe.

Baluyevsky commented on the U.S. statement on withdrawal from Germany

Statement on the withdrawal of American troops from Germany, "propaganda hype", but even the withdrawal and relocation of American troops in Europe will not change the ratio of military forces in the region, said to RIA Novosti, the former chief of the General staff of the Russian Armed forces army General Yury Baluyevsky commenting on the words of the head of the Pentagon, Mark Esper.

Earlier, the head of Pentagon said that the US withdraw from Germany 11.9 thousand military, 6.4 thousand of them will come back. The current plan of the US European command is to reduce the number of military in Germany, with approximately 36 thousand to 24 thousand. 4500 troops armored troops return to the United States, and other entities will continue to be available on a rotational basis "in the East and in the Black sea area" to "strengthen deterrence" of Russia and to ensure the security of the allies on the South-Eastern flank. In the future the United States can deploy additional forces in Poland and the Baltic States.

USA will withdraw from Germany, almost 12 thousand military

The US withdraw from Germany 11.9 thousand military, reducing its contingent in the country with about 36 thousand to 24 thousand, said at a press conference the head of the Pentagon, mark Esper.

He explained that, according to the plans of the European command, of this amount, approximately 5,600 people will be placed in NATO countries, and 6400 will be back in the US but will be deployed in Europe on a rotating basis.

The Pentagon chief outlined a timetable for withdrawing American troops from Germany

The withdrawal of U.S. troops from Germany will begin in a few weeks, said the head of the Pentagon, mark Esper.

"As for how quickly will move the military, it is a question of weeks," said Esper at a press conference.

The headquarters of US forces in Europe will be transferred from Germany to Belgium

The headquarters of US forces in Europe will be transferred from Germany to Belgium, said the commander of U.S. forces in Europe and Supreme allied commander of NATO forces in Europe, General Todd Walters.

"With regard to the location of the headquarters of the European command. Now, as you know, he is in Stuttgart (Germany). After solving some issues we expect that it will be displaced to Mons in Belgium," said Walters at a press conference.

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