It is assumed that the two battalions will provide the United States, and one each Germany and United Kingdom. This information was confirmed by the first Deputy Minister of defense Robert Wark. "The Russians spend a lot of sudden teachings, on the borders with neighbors with a large number of military. From our point of view, such behavior is provocative," said the official.
As notes the edition, the German military is especially important for the unit as this is necessary for the consolidation of Germany as one of the leading NATO members.
While in Germany such a decision runs the risk of becoming extremely unpopular, because the attitude of the army in the country as a whole continue to influence the pacifist mood that was established after the end of World war II.
However, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and other senior officials have repeatedly spoken out in favor of a more active participation of countries in international security, arguing that the German economy depends on global stability.
It is assumed that Germany will take over the work on the formation of a battalion of NATO which will be stationed in Lithuania. The Minister of defence of the Baltic Republic of Juozas Olekas on that score the Minister of defence of Germany Ursula von der Leyen during a telephone conversation.
The head of Russian foreign Ministry Sergei Lavrov said that the talks about the dangerous actions of Russia close to NATO countries are "unscrupulous attempt to put all "upside down": "it Turns out that, expanding more and more, the Alliance is denser close to our borders. The Alliance has already violated the founding act of 1997, which says that there should be permanent placement of substantial combat forces on the territory of new members".
Separately, Lavrov stressed just Lithuania, which is the most aggressive Russophobic - " that "NATO forces, using the principle of consensus, to follow a steady anti-Russian course". Therefore, the Lithuanians we have no question at all was not." Moscow planned to cooperate closely considered the plans, including on transit to Kaliningrad, for the joint development of economic projects. But now, according to the foreign Minister of Russia, "Lithuania for some reason was the most Russophobic country in the Baltics".
Extremely skeptical about Moscow applies to the statements of U.S. President Barack Obama regarding the fact that Russian leader Vladimir Putin was wrong, considering NATO, EU and transatlantic unity as "a threat to the Russian authorities". "We should not forget constantly sounded in the past few years and from Brussels, from headquarters, and from members of the NATO leadership's statements about what they consider Russia as a danger," — said the press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov.