US Military Deploy Patriot Missiles To Borders Surrounding Russia

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US military deploy Patriot missiles to Russian borders

The US military has deployed Patriot missiles to the borders surrounding Russia as part of a NATO plan to provoke World War 3.

The Patriot anti-aircraft systems are to be used as part of planned NATO war games in the region, according to Lithuania’s Defense Ministry.

The aggressive drills will be run until July 22, as part of the ‘Tobruq Legacy 2017’ air defense drills.

RT.com reports: The exercise will involve about 500 troops and 30 various air defense systems, the ministry said, without providing details on the size of the US task force or number of Patriot batteries.

“The deployment demonstrates the steadfast US commitment to the security of Lithuania and its high readiness to send strategic capabilities to the region,” it said.

Apart from Lithuania, ‘Tobruq Legacy 2017’ will be conducted in the Czech Republic and Romania under the auspices of NATO’s Joint Force Air Component Command. It will also involve militaries from three more NATO allies: the UK, Latvia and Poland.

It is the first deployment of Patriot systems to the Baltic region amid a massive NATO military buildup.

Since the start of the Ukrainian crisis in 2014, NATO has accused Moscow of aiding the rebels who rejected the Western-backed Euromaidan coup in Kiev, and began deploying troops to the region.

The bloc’s members currently maintain several multinational battalion strike groups and air force units patrolling Baltic airspace on a rotational basis. The buildup has been followed by a series of massive military exercises on Russia’s doorstep.

The previous exercise, the 10-day ‘Iron Wolf 2017,’ took place in Lithuania in May, as part of a broader series of maneuvers. Around 5,300 troops from 10 NATO countries arrived in the country to deter Russian “aggression.”

Russia has consistently criticized NATO’s military buildup along its borders as a threat to national security. In February, Russian President Vladimir Putin blamed NATO for stirring up a conflict with Moscow and using its “newly-declared official mission to deter Russia” as a pretext.

Also in February, speaking at the Munich Security Conference, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov noted that “NATO’s expansion has led to an unprecedented level of tension over the last 30 years in Europe.”

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