Published On: Sat, May 7th, 2016

Russia Warns Of Retaliation As It Announces New Military Divisions To Counter NATO In Eastern Europe


Russia’s Defence Minister announced, Moscow will set up three new divisions in the south and west of the country Border in the end of this year but Russia warns of retaliation Russia deploy new military divisions to Counter NATO forces in Eastern Europe.



Russia warned for new military deployments in Eastern Europe against NATO’s proposed military buildup in Baltic and Poland on Wednesday, saying Russia reinforce its southern and western flanks with three new divisions by the end of this year while on Monday United States Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said NATO was weighing up rotating four troops battalions through eastern member state and amid rising strain in the Baltic.

The new three divisions will likely be spread across the border of country with Belarus, Ukraine, Finland, Georgia, Baltic and Azerbaijan states.

However, the Russian Defence Minster Sergei Shoigu said on Wednesday that the divisions would be established at the end of current year to counter NATO deployments in Eastern Europe. An official head at Foreign Ministry, Anderi Kelin told the proposed military deployments that spoken by Carter was the source of concern for Capital Moscow.

Russia has scrambled jets to intercept the United States reconnaissance jets, made simulated attack that passed near the United States warship in the Baltic Sea in recent weeks.

“This would be a very dangerous build-up of armed forces pretty close to our borders,” Anderi Kelin reportedly told to Interfax news agency. “I am afraid this would require certain retaliatory measures, which the Russian Defence Ministry is already talking about.”

Earlier this year in January, Russia announced to three new military divisions in the eastern and southern states as well as it will bring out five new strategic missile regiments into the service.