US Claims Sending Heavy Weapons to Europe Not Meant to Provoke Russia

Wednesday, August 19, 2015
By Paul Martin

However, Russia would need to “respect the borders of its neighbors,” NATO Secretary General said.

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Shipments of heavy weaponry from the United States to Eastern Europe and the Baltics is not a provocative move nor is meant to provoke Russia, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said during an interview published on Wednesday.

When asked whether the United States decision to send tanks, artillery and light-armored reconnaissance vehicles over the weekend to Europe was a provocative move, Stoltenberg responded “no.”

“What we are now doing is that we are increasing our ability to reinforce our forces. I think that’s important,” he stated during the interview with Vice News in Poland.

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