The States has formed a significant group of military forces in Europe, numbering more than 60,000 troops, 200 tanks, about 150 fighter jets, all in order to threaten Russia, said Security Council Deputy Secretary Mikhail Popov.
“Their main goal in Europe is to pose a constant threat to our country.” “That is why a significant contingent of US military forces has been formed in the region,” Popov said in an interview with Russian media.
He pointed out that in the last seven years, the number and combat capabilities of US forces have increased significantly on the Old Continent.
Land forces have increased by 30 percent, and the number of armored vehicles is four times higher.
“The intensity of US strategic bomber flights near the Russian border increased by 40 percent last year,” Popov said.
He added that “the anti-Russian hysteria is not only aimed at hindering Russia’s economic development, but also at Washington’s desire to impose products from the military-industrial and oil-gas sectors on its Western partners in Europe.”