The Sun UK is reporting that the U.S. deployed pecial forces troops along Lithuania’s border with an “aggressive” Russia.
Russia is reportedly deploying nuke-ready missiles in the province of Kaliningrad which borders Lithuania.
America offered additional military support to Lithuania following Russia’s annexation of Crimea.
The Defense Ministry spokesperson said, “US Special Operations Forces presence in Lithuania is one of the deterrents” against military threats by Putin’s aggressive regime, reports the Express. US military chief General Raymond T Thomas told the New York Times that America has a “persistent” presence in the Baltic states bordering Russia.
Many former Eastern Bloc countries are “scared to death” of Russia and the vulnerable states are “desperate” for America’s leadership.
The US and its Nato allies will send battalions of up to 1,200 to each of the three Baltic states – Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia – and Poland by spring this year, reports the New York Times.
Lithuania’s foreign minister Linas Linkevicius confirmed Russia’s military activity in Kaliningrad is terrifying the region.
Linkevicius said, “Russia likes to create problems, conflict and then suggest some ideas how to mitigate, how to mediate – and some of our colleagues say ‘look they are cooperating’.”
Putin is allegedly “taking over” the region.
Kremlin bosses promised Russia would never allow the sea to become a “Nato lake” and the Baltic States firmly believe the military alliance would crumble if, as feared, the Americans pull out.
Where was Obama these past eight years? Now he’s leading?