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NATO welcomes the plans to expand the US presence in Europe

NATO welcomes US actions to expand its presence on the European continent, said Secretary General of the Alliance Jens Stoltenberg.

“We welcome the plans to expand the US presence in Europe – both at the level of number of tools, exercises, expanding the list of equipment and supplies. It’s an incentive for the Europeans to do more in this direction”, – he said at a press conference on Wednesday in Brussels.

Th.Stoltenberg said that in 2014 both the US and Europe has increased the efforts in this direction.

“Expanded US presence, at the same time, the European allies have increased investment in defense means increased defense budgets in real terms. We also increased the number of military forces for forward presence in the countries of the Baltic sea and Poland,” he said .

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