Russian Defense Minister Reported of the Build-up of the US Military Potential near the State Borders
OREANDA-NEWS. The intensity of activity of American intelligence near Russian borders in 2020 increased 15 % comperd to the previous year. This was said by the head of the Russian Ministry of Defense, General of the Army Sergey Shoigu on December 21.
“The intensity of reconnaissance and demonstration actions of American aircrafts and ships near Russian borders has increased by 15 % compared to the previous year,” the politician said. He added that Washington has begun redeploying combat units from Germany to Poland and the Baltic countries.
Before that, representative of the Eilson Air Force Base in Alaska told reporters that the US aviation had increased to 20 units a group of fifth-generation multipurpose fighters F-35A Lightning II at the base. By the end of 2021, there will be 54 fighters in Eilson, she added.
In early December, the media, citing a document from the US Army Corps of Engineers in Europe, wrote that the Pentagon plans to allocate up to 100 million dollars for the arrangement of an ammunition storage area at the 33dr Air Base deployed in Poland.