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Pentagon confirms military buildup along Russian borders for ‘peace and stability’

Posted by on Wednesday, December 17th, 2014 @ 2:30 pm.

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Published time: December 17, 2014 03:32 

AFP Photo / Janek Skarzynski

AFP Photo / Janek Skarzynski

The Pentagon has confirmed the military buildup along Russia’s borders to ensure long-term “peace and stability” in the region. Earlier Moscow accused NATO of a sharp increase in air activity and intelligence flights in the border zone.

Replying to RIA Novosti’s query on the increased number of NATO flights around Russia's borders, a Pentagon representative told the news agency that the military presence of the alliance has increased, but all operations are carried out under utmost“transparency.”

The current efforts of the US European Command, the Pentagon official said, are in line with Operation Atlantic Resolve and demonstrate American “commitment to the collective security of NATO, the long-term peace and stability in the region”, particularly in the light of Russian “interference” in Ukraine.

The official added that this includes among other measures, an increase in “air, and land, sea presence,” as well as holding military drills.

US Operation Atlantic Resolve comprises all US efforts to support their NATO allies...

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