The Kremlin has commented on Obama’s call for military investment in Europe


In the Kremlin deplore the statements of U.S. President Barack Obama, who called to invest in military infrastructure in Europe to support NATO allies to confront Russia. The journalists said the press Secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov, reports UNN .

“We do not share such confrontational approaches, we Express our regret with this point of view, which is the epitome of confrontation. Of course, we Express special regret that it is about appropriate the confrontational attitude of the European States from overseas,” he said.

Yesterday after meeting with senior us military officials at the White house, Obama told reporters that Washington was working to strengthen the defense of Europe, “to support its NATO allies in light of increased aggression by Russia”.

Earlier this week, commander of NATO in Europe Philip Breedlove said that Russian President Vladimir Putin created a strong army and intends to increase its capacity. “If Putin looks across the border, he realizes that it is NATO, not this or that individual country, and if he crosses the border, he will face all of NATO,” — said Breedlove.

“Deterring Russian aggression” is the first item in the new military strategy of the European command of the Armed forces of the United States, which lists all the main priorities of the American army in the coming years. However, the military expenses of the Pentagon in 2017 on the containment of Russia in Europe will increase four times — from $800 million in 2016 to $3.4 billion.